Mental illness is something that every person in this world struggles with. Whether you are young or old we all can sometimes feel the same things and not even know it. To keep our mind and body healthy there are many things that we have to do. We have to eat right, sleep well, and exercise. These are only 3 of the many things you should do to control your mental illness. Although it might not be a cure it can certainly help manage symptoms that you might feel due to the mental illness that you might suffer from. 

When someone is struggling mentally it can take a toll on their body. Many mental illnesses can be physically demanding and take a lot of a person. For example depression many people cannot see it but it is a mental illness that can go from being bad to worse in a very short amount of time. Depression also takes a toll on your body. It gives you a feeling of always wanting to lay down and at times your whole body can ache. You may start to wonder, is there something that I can do to help the person or help myself? There is, you can talk to someone about it before things get worse. There are some things that you can look out for yourself or a loved one. Here are 5 signs of mental illness. 

  • Long-lasting sadness or irritability.
  • Extremely high and low moods.
  • Excessive fear, worry, or anxiety.
  • Social withdrawal.
  • Dramatic changes in eating or sleeping habits.

If you start these changes in yourself or your loved ones it is best to go to a doctor so that they can do an evaluation and assess the individual to see what type of treatment they will need. Also, something to keep in mind is to try to be understanding when a loved one is telling you about how they feel because the worst thing that someone can hear that is going through mental illness is that they are being dramatic about it. Ask questions like.

  • How can I help you
  • Can we do something together¬†
  • Do you want to talk about it?
  • Tell me what’s going on so I can understand you better
  • How do you feel

When someone asks these questions to someone who suffers from a mental illness the person will feel more secure and will be able to open up to you which is great. What you want is to open up to someone or have someone open up to you about how they are feeling there is no better feeling than having someone show you that they care by simply listening. Or what also helps many of our clients is getting an in home massage therapy session. You can book yourself or your loved one a massage to help them ease their mind and give them a break. We service all of the Los Angeles areas and provide high-quality massage therapy. Our team also offers table massage and chair massage to fit everyone’s needs. to learn more and visit our website massagerxla.com.