What Is Emotional Health And
Where Do You Get Help?

Maintaining a healthy body is worth nothing if you can't enjoy life. A positive frame of mind will enable you to make the most of the opportunities that come your way, as well as enjoy the journey. Ideally, we should all enjoy both physical and emotional health, but sometimes this can be a challenge.

Mental or emotional discomfort is something most of us experience it at some point in our lives. If we're lucky, it's a temporary condition brought on by a particular set of circumstances, like breaking up with a partner or discovering we hate our jobs. But at times it may feel like a permanent state of being, especially with chronic conditions like anxiety and depression.

The good news is that physical and emotional health are interconnected. You can't actually separate the mind from the body, because, as organisms, we humans are a mind-body system. If you improve the health of your body, you will affect the biochemistry that controls your emotions, and you may find that your symptoms diminish in intensity. If you work on improving your state of mind, your health will generally improve. You can achieve the best results by doing both.

Here are some resources for dealing with emotional health issues:

  • Anxiety

    Are you a born worrier? For some people, worry feels like a permanent part of their lives. They can't remember a time or situation when they didn't worry about some aspect of whatever was going on. Whether it's about what they did or might do, what someone else did or might do, or the consequences to follow, worry or anxiety can wear a person down and squeeze all the enjoyment out of life.

    Is there a method for eradicating anxiety? We've found an excellent resource for diminishing symptoms from a man who suffered from full-blown panic attacks and found a solution through his own research. You can read more about his work by clicking on Anxiety Relief.

  • Depression

    Depression can feel like a black cloud that hangs permanently over your head. It can color all your waking moments, lifting only occasionally when you get sufficiently distracted by something positive. Your mood can fluctuate from a chronic low energy state to a full-on crying jag. While anxiety concerns itself with fear of future consequences, depression focuses on the past and present. Both are equally all encompassing and hard to eradicate.

    Despite this, many people have found their way out of depression and some have written about their journey. Christine Taylor is one of them. To read her story, go to Depression Solutions.

  • Panic Attacks

    A panic attack is anxiety taken to an extreme. The symptoms are frightening – shortness of breath, palpitations, and a conviction that you're about to have a heart attack. A panic attack can create a new phobia about having another panic attack, particularly in a location similar to that in which the first one occurred.

    There are many behavioral techniques for coping with anxiety and panic attacks but we recently discovered a method that puts all of them in the shade. The best resource we've found on panic attacks can be found at Panic Attacks.
The more severe forms of emotional imbalance, such as schizophrenia and highly delusional conditions, require professional treatment so are beyond the scope of this site. But all emotional health problems will benefit in some way from a healthier diet and some form of exercise, especially when undertaken in conjunction with a creditable treatment program. If you, or someone you love, is suffering from a major mental health problem, please don't delay in seeking out professional assistance.

For suggestions on how to improve your emotional health with some simple techniques, visit Emotional Health: Relaxation Techniques.

It's important that you consult with a qualified health professional before embarking on any new dietary or exercise regimen.

Gathering information online is fine for research purposes, but you need a real live professional to monitor your progress if you attempt to make drastic changes to your lifestyle. Unless you're a health professional yourself, you aren't equipped to objectively observe your body's responses to a new diet or exercise program. So whatever your chosen course of action, please be sure you enlist the support of a qualified professional.

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