Adolescence is a very important period in which the individual prepares for the adult role and begins to form his identity, but it is also a period that includes the risk of the emergence of important mental illnesses. Today's youth live in a period of different and faster changes than in previous periods and are exposed to technological developments intensively. These rapid changes and developments can cause a number of negative effects in their lives as well as positive when not supported correctly. While many young people try to connect with the virtual relationships offered by technology, the lack of social interaction makes them feel lonely. They also do not know the right resources to strengthen their mental health or receive psychosocial support. For this reason, they need to be properly guided and informed about where to find the psychosocial support they seek.
October 10 is recognized as "World Mental Health Day" by the World Federation of Mental Health. This year's meeting of World Mental Health Day is “World Youth and Mental Health”.
1. Quality Sleep
Sleep is a very important time period for both our body and mind. Because during sleep, our body and soul rest; is renewed. Insomnia negatively affects our physical health, especially our mental health. Due to irregular and poor quality sleep, the immune system health of the person may weaken, and stress accumulation may occur in the body. For this reason, it is necessary to adopt a regular and quality sleep pattern for better mental health.
2. Regular Exercise
Exercising has numerous health benefits. One of them is that it supports our mental health. So much so that many scientific studies show that regular exercise has an antidepressant effect. If you want to have better mental health, you can improve your mental health by exercising regularly; you can feel more energetic and fit.
3. Healthy Eating
A healthy diet is very important for better mental health. Because the foods we eat do not only affect our physical health; indirectly determine how we feel. For this reason, he can have a better body by eating healthy; however, you can also improve your mental health.
Meditation is extremely effective teaching about coping with stress. Because this teaching, which helps us to quiet our minds and remove bad thoughts from our minds, also provides the emergence of feelings such as peace and calmness. Therefore, you can make meditation a habit of life to start the day positively and to end the day with good feelings.
ESC Volunteer @ ICDET