Monday, 14 May 2018

Mental Health Awareness Week

Dear Readers,

This week is Mental Health Awareness week. 

What is Mental Health? (Extracted MentalHealth)

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
Over the course of your life, if you experience mental health problems, your thinking, mood, and behavior could be affected. Many factors contribute to mental health problems, including:
  • Biological factors, such as genes or brain chemistry
  • Life experiences, such as trauma or abuse
  • Family history of mental health problems
Mental health can be a big issue with those who have Pulmonary Hypertension because it changes your life! From diagnosis to having to live with it every day. Emotions of grief of the loss of life you used to have, the anger of not being able to do the things you used to, the anger of having PH, the sadness, and the list goes on. That is only some of the emotions we deal with and yes living with PH is difficult!!

To help PH'ers with this, we are very lucky to have our wonderful charity PHA UK and fortunately they have partnered up with the charity Anxiety UK.

So if you are in need of support, help or someone to chat to then please SPEAK OUT!! Do Not be afraid for you are NOT alone!! This goes for anyone, PH diagnosis or not! 

PH'ers, for more information, click to enlarge photo or visit Anxiety/PHA

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