We are in the middle of May, and we need to acknowledge that we celebrate mental health awareness during this time of year. There is still a stigma attached to people who suffer with mental health symptoms, and this needs to be changed until all people are aware of and better educated on this topic.
As many as one in five people will be affected by some mental health condition during their lifetime. People who seek help early for medical conditions suffer fewer and less severe symptoms. Mental health is no different. The earlier we address the problems, the earlier we have relief.
In fact, arming ourselves with education on this topic can even help prevent development of symptoms and disorders. Please consider that there are effective, alternative ways to address mental health concerns, without toxic side effects!
Everyone’s body is a little different – we have different gene combinations and different environmental influences. In general, you can start by improving the quality of your diet, adding a few well-placed supplements along the way.
Check with your practitioner! Although there are few contraindications, if you are taking medications, please check and know that you are not harming yourself unintentionally.
For more on holistic health, please check out my website, healthandwellnessonline.org!
Dr. Donna Poppendieck (Dr. P) has over 30 years of experience in the mental health care field. She is a seasoned college professor and instructor for providers. She uses credible, proven holistic health strategies in instruction for parents of children with mental health challenges looking for another approach as well as healthcare providers seeking to implement or understand holistic strategies.