Stress and poor mental health are one of the biggest public health challenges that we’re facing. Sadly, even though that is the case, we are still not taking its impact seriously enough. We continue to separate mental health from physical health and vice versa. The reality is they cannot be separate – they are two sides of the same coin. There is no health without mental health and stress can lead to numerous health problems. From physical problems, like heart disease, insomnia, digestive issues, immune system challenges, etc to more serious mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression. #actnow
It is an obvious fact that many people are facing challenges that can be stressful, overwhelming, and emotional, both adults and children.
It is natural to feel stress, anxiety, or worry during traumatic events or challenging times.
At SFT Foundation Trust SFT Foundation , we have lined up series of ways in which you can help yourself, others, and your community manage stress.
1. Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including those on social media.
It’s good to be informed but hearing about the traumatic event constantly can be upsetting.
Consider limiting news to just a couple of times a day and disconnecting from phone, tv, and computer screens for a while.
We believe this can help you manage stress through time.