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Mental Health Author: Staff Editor Last Updated: Sep 7, 2017 - 10:06:33 PM

How To Understand How To Cope With Your Mental Illness

By Staff Editor
Jul 11, 2017 - 4:22:27 PM

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( - More and more people are becoming more aware of the mental illness that they have been struggling with and there is no shame in that. This is not something that you could control. You certainly did not ask for it. Still, it is now something that is a part of who you are, but it is not something that you need to let define you. You will want to take some time to learn how to deal with your mental illness, whether it is generalized anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, or bi-polar.

Remember That It Can Cause Substance Abuse

Too many people make the mistake of thinking that they could never find themselves in the grip of an addiction. Others are in recovery, and fail to remember just how easy it can be for them to find themselves in the middle of a relapse because they allowed their mental illness get the best of them. Regardless of where you are in terms of substance abuse, you need to make sure that you are getting many tips from your counselor for how you can deal with stress. Should you find that you have relapsed, it is important to make sure that you are getting immediate help from a place such as the Landmark rehab center.

When You Might Need A New Therapist

It is important to make sure that you are aware that not every therapist out there is going to be the perfect fit for every patient with a mental illness. You will get along with some better than others. You might find that the suggestions of some therapists are better than others. If you like your therapist, but feel as though you might not be getting the best results from your time spent with him or her, it might not be the therapist himself. It could be that you just need to give it a little more time.

Tips For Keeping Your Spirits Up

Whether you are trying to keep your mind off of substance abuse or you are simply looking for a way to keep yourself from falling back into a deep depression, you are going to want to try getting into some new hobbies. Even if it is nothing more than meeting with your friends at the coffee shop every morning for a cup or two of coffee, it is something that you will have to look forward to. Also, working hard to improve your situation so you can in turn help others is a great goal to reach for. You will have to remain accountable at that point and that alone can be one of the ways so many people are able to stay clean from drugs and alcohol or stay out of their deep depression.


Along with those tips, you are going to want to do everything you can to keep your close friends and family in the loop with how you are feeling. Also, do not be afraid to listen to some of their advice or to take them on their word when they mention that they are starting to notice that you are going back down a bad path. In many cases, those closest to you will see it before you will realize it.


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