Your mental health determines how you act, react, feel, and reason. This is because it’s a combination of your emotional, psychological, and social well-being. In addition, it determines how you relate to others, handle circumstance, handle stress and make everyday life choices. Mental stability is therefore a state of health that shouldn’t be ignored. It’s important in every stage of life from childhood to adulthood. Your thinking, your mood and your behaviour can be linked to your mental health challenges. Among the factors that contribute to mental stability problems are:

  • Biological factors, such as genes or brain chemistry.

  • Life experiences such as an ordeal or abuse.

  • Family history of mental health problems.

Mental instabilities are common. It can be short or long-term but help is available. People with these problems can get better and many recuperate completely.

What are the early warning signs?

If you’re experiencing one or more of the following feelings or behaviours, it can be an early warning sign of a mental health problem:

  • Eating or sleeping too much or too little.

  • Pulling away from people and usual activities.

  • Feeling like nothing matters.

  • Having unexplained aches or pains.

  • Feeling helpless or hopeless.

  • Feeling unusually confused, forgetful, on edge, angry, upset, worried or scared.

  • Yelling or fighting with family members and friends.

  • Experiencing severe mood swings.

  • Hearing voices or believing things that are untrue.

  • Thinking of harming yourself and others.

  • Excessive use of alcohol or drugs.

Furthermore, there’s a link between your mental health and your physical health care. For example, depression increases

the risk for many types of physical health problems- heart disease, stroke, heart attack. Studies have shown that mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can develop after cardiac events, including heart failure, stroke and heart-attack. Now you see that it’s important you take care of your mental stability so that it doesn’t escalate into a critical health state.

When you recognize that your mental well-being is on the verge of going south, then take a sanity break. Sanity break is simply time way from work or stressful situation to get your thoughts together and prepare your mind to be positive towards things, people and circumstances. We understand that life can be chaotic and your mind is unsettled instead of being calm. When you feel like this, get an escape route from that insanity. You can do this by visiting a resort, reading books, talking to a friend to decongest your mind.

Advantages of taking a sanity break
  • It helps you to be more productive and refreshed.

  • You’re happier with things and people round you.

How to nip your mental health problems in the bud
  • Do not ignore the signs and symptoms of mental stability problems and the connection it has with heart disease.

  • Talk with your healthcare professionals about potential heart conditions in relation to your mental health disorder and treatment options.

  • Know that your family history and genetic could play some role in your risk for heart disease.

  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Here are a few quotes to encourage you when you feel down

  • “Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it.”- Helen Keller.

  • “No feeling is final.” – Riner Mariam Rilke.

Prioritize your mental well-being. Even if you don’t have the option to step away from things threatening your mental stability, you can still set limits that support your mental well-being. If you’re suffering from any form of mental health problems, seek help. Remember, work can wait, mental health can’t. If prescriptions are made, you can trust to deliver to your doorstep. We care.

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