At this time mental health is a particular challenge to those living with limited resources, like the unemployed, those struggling on low income, even those with limited savings. Now many are battling to simply survive. Most are somehow worried about their future survival, even if it just boils down to paying the bills.
In the face of the pandemic, and with a particular focus on the mental challenges we all face, the World Health Organisation offers this booklet. It is crammed with engaging ideas , images, and practical suggestions to better manage your mental health.
We all use these superficial greetings, hiding behind the familiar to avoid reality. It’s convenient, but it’s not really truthful. Truth is that with Covid-19 most of us are having a rough time. So don’t pretend to be brave, hanging in there with a smiling face, just waiting for life to return normal. It probably won’t.
Rather work on your mental health.
When it comes to cultivating resilience, the magic is in the very first step. When cultivating your resilience become aware of your mental and emotional state. Remember that if you get into an anxious, or even angry ‘state’, you can easily go into a downward spiral...
Every time you laugh and create a happy atmosphere you help your immune system to protect you.
Offer sympathy and reassurance to ease fears. Maybe even shop and collect their medication for those in isolation.
Practice hygiene ALL the time. Yes, you’ve heard it all before, but it’s so important. For recently deceased and celebrated Afro-American congressman, John Lewis, its ordinary citizens who develop the soul of a nation – we call that ‘Ubuntu’.
The Covid-19 threat is not going away fast – for the foreseeable future coping with it in our daily lives will become the new normal. So we must develop a new attitude to each other and cultivate appropriate prevention habits. Such an attitude will be a combination of responsible citizenship, and neighbourly love. Simply put, it’s about practicing African ‘ubuntu’.
Caring for your breasts is essential to the wellbeing of men and women alike.
Many people are unaware that men also get breast cancer. Although the occurrence is rare, sadly the likelyhood of it been fatal is much higher in men. The reason for this is lack of early detection.
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