cat with paw over headOur mental health is integral to our overall health, and proper mental wellness involves much more than a simple lack of stress or mental disorder, such as depression.

The factors that play into mental wellbeing hinge a number of factors, such as biological, environmental, and even socioeconomic statuses. Promoting mental health means being able to handle life’s obstacles as they come while staying productive.

When the stress of our personal or professional lives begins to affect our ability to cope, function properly, or leads to unhealthy behaviors such as binge eating, then our mental health is in jeopardy.

We owe it to ourselves to learn how to manage our stress levels for prolonged wellness.

Society is taking mental health very seriously now that it has begun to talk about depression and anxiety more openly. We’re less likely to turn away from conversations about poor mental health in light of recent high-profile suicides being covered in the news.

Nearly 40,000 people in the US commit suicide each year, and one of the strongest risk factors in suicide is depression.

Daily stress often leads to depression and other problems such as too little sleep, digestive issues, and heart disease. The link between physical wellbeing and our mental health is undeniable.

When our mood is impacted by negative thinking or stress, we usually notice it in our day-to-day health; we might become tired, binge eat for comfort, or lose energy—all of which lessens our productivity and happiness.

When we notice our body reacting to the way we feel, it’s time to reevaluate the things in our lives that might be making us feel this way. Chronic stress is a common but serious issue affecting many people.

Homeopathic medicine is a simple, effective way of treating anxiety and stress at home.

The homeopathic approach involves treating like symptoms of one thing—in this case, stress—as you would symptoms of something else.

Homeopathic medicine typically focuses on the whole person and not just the physical symptoms. This is because homeopathic doctors want to address the underlying symptoms as well, and how they may connect to one another. Homeopathic medicine is an excellent alternative to traditional treatments for chronic stress, which has seen a rise over the last few years.

An APA survey done in 2012 surveyed 1,226 Americans and found that 22% of them reported extreme levels of stress, with 39% reporting that their stress had increased over the following year.

To seriously combat chronic stress and the other risk factors in poor mental health, we have to take a proactive approach. Identifying what triggers impact us negatively and learning new ways to cope with our problems can lead to improved mental wellness over time.