Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Being Mentally Well
May is Mental Health Awareness month. From the beginning, CWUW has always understood the importance being mentally healthy has on a person's total life and well-being. Unfortunately, in some communities, just bringing up the topic of mental health is difficult but we must break the silence.
Mild and even clinical depression is something that many women suffer from in silence and feel that this is just how women are suppose to feel. It is not our lot in life. We don't have to suffer from depression and we have to actively work to heal ourselves by being proactive in getting assistance, locating resources, and talking to others about how you're feeling.
What happens in the mind, effects the body. Stress has an effect on the immune system, the heart, the digestive system and more. It effects us at the cellular level. When we are going through depression and stress sometimes its accompanied or followed by physical illness.
Remember, what you eat also can effect your mental wellness. Stay away from sugary and fatty foods.
For more information about Depression and your journey to healing, check out this website.