It is a stressful time we’re living in, let us learn to manage it.
Feeling down from time to time is completely normal and it’s ok to not be functioning at your best every single day.
It is a stressful time we’re living in. And if you are beginning to struggle, you are not alone, and there are many ways to overcome this.
Firstly, it’s important to stay in touch with yourself, to make sure you can understand your body’s needs. Doing this can be as simple as trying mindfulness meditation or writing in a diary about your feelings.
If you realize that you have been feeling low, tired, not able to enjoy anything, unable to concentrate, finding it hard to remember things, having poor sleep, not feeling hungry or eating too much, feeling that life is meaningless or having thoughts of ending life - then it’s imperative that you seek help!
Often, seeking help seems like a sign of weakness, but in reality, it’s the wisest step you can take, and the sooner this is done, the faster you recover.
You can talk to your doctor/psychiatrist, discuss your problems, and find the right treatment!
Remember: your mental health is just as important as your physical health, and it’s no different to seeking help for, say, fever. You are not alone, and you don’t have to suffer in silence.
Dr Shweta Sharma
Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist
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