7 things women should do to take care of their mental health

Do you know a woman near you who could be suffering from mental health problems? Here’s how you can help her.
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Mental health disorders are a prevalent problem among youngsters in this generation. However, some issues seem to be more prevalent among women than men. Gender differences, the burden of responsibilities, and physical or mental abuse are generally one of the biggest problems that they tend to face.

According to a recent survey by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, almost 23 per cent of the female population have experienced a mental health issue or are still struggling with it in a year. And those are just instances that have been reported.

Some of the earliest signs are difficulty in processing simple roles, changes in mood and emotional outbursts, cognitive deficiency, withdrawal from their daily routine and suicidal thoughts.

Many women are prone to take help of religious and emotional outlets as relief from the symptoms of depression, stress or anxiety. The willingness to talk about their feelings and being surrounded by a strong social network can help build a protective shield around women’s lives. Dr Kedar Tilwe, Consultant Psychiatrist, Department of Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences, Fortis Health Care offers some solutions for women to take care of their mental health better.

Identify the problem

Accept difficulties and acknowledge problems. That is the best way to start searching for a solution.

Set priorities

Prioritize your tasks and adhere to a flexible time.

Stick to your goals

Set up long-term and short-term goals. Make a detailed plan to stick to it.

Find your tribe

Enlist help and identify resources or people who can help you or share the load.

Overlook perfection

Your presence makes the difference, not your perfection. So, be easy on yourself.

Share your troubles

Trust your family and spouse to help and assist you in daily activities. Learn to share your troubles with them.

Me-time

Your “me-time” is sacred. Dedicate at least half an hour every day for yourself. Relax.

If diligently taken into notice, experts feel that awareness and treatment can bring fruitful results for women. 

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