You’re Due for a Mental Health Day If You Feel These Signs

Mental deterioration is a condition that affect one’s mental health and influences other aspects of their lives. Mental disorders affect the mood, thinking, and behavioral pattern of individuals without them knowing.

Many mental disorders can significantly interfere with the ability to function normally, work, study, or maintain quality of life, therefore affecting one’s general wellbeing.

In most cases, the symptoms of mental disorders can be managed through time-offs, healthy eating, stress management techniques, monitoring patterns and adjusting habits and behaviors. While in others, it can be managed conservatively with medications and psychotherapy.

Mental disorders are common, and one in every five people may be affected. They could be in for or depression, chronic anxiety and can occur at any age; as a child or as an adult. In most cases, it is a gradual process and can be picked up and taken care of before it gets out of hand.

The five main warning signs of mental health deterioration are as follows:

1. Feeling sad and down

Your mental health can suffer at times, but those moments aren't permanent. Understanding that feeling down is a part of life can help you feel better. You know that these emotions are normal and that they pass. But there are causes for them and it's important to explore the origin of the feelings related to your behavioral health and prevent yourself from having a difficult time.

2. Excessive fears or worries, or extreme feelings of guilt

Excessive guilt, however, is when guilt turns sour. It can lead to anxious obsessions, depressive tendencies, and physical symptoms if it’s not addressed. While most guilt is internal, it is often conditioned by external factors — which means with the right habits, it can be unlearned. To unlearn excessive guilt, you must know the signs. 

Guilt is intertwined with other disorders, and separating them can be a challenge. Understanding guilt’s role in disorders like obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and depression, along with its physical symptoms, can help you notice its signs and learn how to overcome excessive guilt.

3. Withdrawal from friends and family

Social withdrawal is the most common telltale sign of depression. "When we're clinically depressed, there's a very strong urge to pull away from others and to shut down," says Stephen Ilardi, PhD, author of books including “The Depression Cure” and associate professor of psychology at the University of Kansas.

Chronically lonely people have higher blood pressure, are more vulnerable to infection, and are also more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Loneliness also interferes with a whole range of everyday functioning, such as sleep patterns, attention and logical and verbal reasoning. Instead of withdrawing when you feel this way, talk to a trusted family or friend. If you’re not sure how to, read here.

4. Inability to cope with daily problems or stress

Mental health deterioration leaves you unable to cope with daily life due to abnormal fears of life. Anxiety in moderation is a perfectly normal response – it is a healthy response preparing you for any action that may even be threatening. Anxiety disorders cause overwhelming fear and an inability to cope with any daily chore.

If your stress isn't kept under control, it can lead to serious health issues such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes. You may also be dealing with major life events that can cause stress.

5. Excessive anger, hostility or violence

Anger and hostility may be a symptom of unhappy feelings or depression about your job, your relationship, or other aspects of your personal life. Come up with a reasonable explanation of why you are angry. If a person triggers your anger, suggest to yourself that perhaps the person is having a bad day.

You can manage anxiety and mental exhaustion through relaxation techniques, fitness, improving your social life, creating a healthy work-life balance, mentally refreshing and physically recouping  after stressful days.

Massages are one of the best techniques in the management of your mental health and it brings a lot of stillness and calmness to help you stay in the right state of mind.

ORÍKÌ Signature Massages are specially designed to improve mental stability and peace of mind. Some of them are as follows:

  • Heaven: Balance your spirit and senses with this relaxing head to toe massage using the energy from heated Basalt stones – an ancient healing therapy that is deeply soothing for the mind, body and soul.
  • Peace: A revitalizing remedy for stress relief; this stimulating deep tissue massage features traditional Balinese massage techniques. Let your tensions melt away as the healing touch of fingers, elbows and palm pressure on acupressure points and energy meridians; stimulate, relax and soothe.
  • Relief: A therapeutic foot massage applied through palpating miniature pressure points on the sole of the feet; reflexology revives by stimulating energy, reducing stress and improving circulation.

Visit the ORÍKÌ Website to book an appointment now. Visit any of our spas for that getaway and watch your mental health improve.