Mental Health

As you get older your challengers makes it hard for you to stay mentally healthy and strong. Always remember that your mental health is so important. As the saying goes take care of the inside, look after it and treat it when it needs to be treated  in order to shine on the outside. 

 

Mental Health is the most central part of your overall wellbeing. 

 

The most common mental health issues that seniors suffer from may be due to the following reasons:

  • illness

  • Fragility and loss of independence 

  • grief and loss

  • financial stress

  • changing living arrangements

  • Increasing social isolation

  • Improving your wellbeing

 

These may be issues that contribute to your mental illness however there are many ways that can help the improvement of your mental health and wellbeing. Ways to improve include:

  • eating well

  • getting enough sleep

  • Exercising regularly 

  • spending time with friends and family

  • sharing your feelings with others

  • Doing enjoyable and relaxing activities

  • Volunteering and helping others

 

Helpful tips and tricks to grow and nourish your mental health and managed it from stress and keeping you mental wellness. If you need a bit more help then these tips can help you with then definitely get in touch with professional medical doctors. 

 

 

Speak to your doctor if you want to consult about your mental care and how you can manage and improve it. 

 

Here are some Mental Health numbers if you would like to speak to someone for your specific mental needs: 

 

My Aged Care  – 1800 200 422

Open Arms mental health support for veterans, ADF personnel and their family members – online help

Beyond Blue – 1300 22 4636 or chat online

SANE Australia – 1800 18 7263

Black Dog Institute (people affected by mood disorders) – online help

Lifeline – 13 11 14 or chat online

Suicide Call Back Service 24/7 counselling – call 1300 659 467

 

 

 

Source: https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/older-people-and-mental-health