Atelerix Creative Quill
4 min readJan 11, 2022

The last few months have been chaotic, bringing with them many personal challenges to cope with confinement or, failing that, having the temperance to go out to work without the fear of contracting the virus and transmitting it to our loved ones. They have been months of constant changes and adaptations where Mental Health has been threatened.

What is mental health?
Mental Health is a state of balance that aims to balance the personal environment with the socio-cultural environment so that the way we think, feel, or act is not affected, including management of emotions to maintain healthy social relationships and make the right decisions. Health must be important in all stages of life.

When it is affected, it can become a serious disease, causing changes in the person’s mood and behavior, symptoms that can last a couple of days or extend for months. It is estimated that mental illnesses are more common than we think, with Depression being the first, affecting almost 270 million people globally.

Early care can ensure that you are well physically and mentally and reduce the possibility of suffering from Diabetes and Cardiovascular Diseases.

How can I identify a mental health problem?
It is very difficult to identify if you have a Mental Health problem since there are emotions that we can consider normal when they are not. Experts recommend paying attention to the following warning signs:

  • Severe mood swings
  • Changes in eating habits
  • Feelings of loneliness and emptiness
  • Excessive consumption of tobacco, alcohol, and toxic substances
  • Hear voices
  • Feeling the need to hurt yourself to improve symptoms
  • Become forgetful, confused, or scared
  • Difficulty performing activities

Before these symptoms, go to a Psychology or Psychiatry Specialist who can diagnose the problem that generates these symptoms and recommend the use of medications or therapy. Remember that you can consult the Doctor through Telemedicine.

All this situation has led to an increase in the need for psychosocial support to…

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