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Wellness Wednesday

Mental Health in the United States:

Despite the fact that many people in the United States have been vaccinated against the virus and are able to live a lifestyle similar to that of pre-pandemic times, the country's population continues to be plagued by worry and sadness. Many Americans' mental health has deteriorated as a result of the pandemic, and worry and sadness are still prevalent.

New concerns regarding the Omicron variant and its potential impact on public life this winter. The new strain, which, according to early reports, may be more contagious than earlier strains, is already spreading in the United States, causing alarm. The impact on mental health will be severe if Omicron leads to another Covid-19 rise.

When I was thinking about the rising mental health rates in the United States, the following thoughts sprang to me.

  • What are we doing in terms of mental health prevention for individuals who are already dealing with mental health issues?

  • Are there adequate inexpensive and accessible mental health wellness treatments for such people?

  • Are these programs available in children's and adults' social institutions?

  • Is the proper amount of cash going to these kinds of services?

These issues may be posed, but definitive answers are difficult to come by.

"Despite vaccinations," Silvia Saccardo, a social scientist and co-author of a recent study on college students at the University of Pittsburgh, says, "we still see that people are not returning to pre-pandemic levels of wellbeing."

Taking care of your mental health:

Taking care of your physical health is vital enough, but mental health is one of the most crucial aspects of one's life to consider and safeguard. I'd like to relate our mental health to an Octopus's mantle. The mantle is an important structure that houses all of the organs and aids in breathing and contraction.

The eight tentacles can be considered the dimensions of health itself, given that mental health is like a mantle for people. Physical, emotional, social, economical, energy, spiritual, intellectual, and occupational dimensions are all possible.

There must be balance in all elements of life; if one area is weaker than the others, the individual will be unbalanced.

The food we eat is another crucial part of our mental wellness. Nutrition and mental health go hand in hand. Some meals, vegetables, and fruits are essential for our daily consumption because they support brain and nervous system function.

Regardless of the fact that we are going through difficult circumstances, it is critical that we continue to look after ourselves, and if you are unsure how or where to begin, the first step is to ask.

Be safe, be well, stay prayed, and peace out!

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