Did you Know? (Sunday, May 15, 2022)

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental health is a state of well-being in which we realise our own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and are able to make contributions to the communities to which we belong. Common mental health disorders include anxiety, depression and psychosis. These can range from mild to severe and can last from months to years. It is important we attend to our mental health, more so at a time when a pandemic has disrupted life and the cost of living is increasing. We should seek help if we feel sad, confused, experience extreme mood changes, have difficulties sleeping, and find ourselves withdrawing from those close to us and from activities.