and more specifically what they need
So today We have a lot of launched our fabulous Mental Health Greeting Cards
Available to purchase in our Shop
"Whether You Think you can or think you cant You're right"
These cards are made for and with the thought to help people out with their emotional wellbeing
We have made the cards in such a way that they will offer words of encouragement to who ever receive it whilst blank inside so you can place your own message because being honest no two people are the same and each person has their own way to spread their love and encouragement through their own words....
"Make Today so Awesome that yesterday gets Jealous"
What Is Mental Health?
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. Over the course of your life, if you experience mental health problems, your thinking, mood, and behavior could be affected. Many factors contribute to mental health problems, including:
Biological factors, such as genes or brain chemistry
Life experiences, such as trauma or abuse
Family history of mental health problems
Mental health problems are common but help is Available People with mental health problems can get better and many recover completely.
Early Warning Signs Not sure if you or someone you know is living with mental health problems?
Experiencing one or more of the following feelings or behaviors can be an early warning sign of a problem:
Eating or sleeping too much or too little
Pulling away from people and usual activities
Having low or no energy
Feeling numb or like nothing matters
Having unexplained aches and pains
Feeling helpless or hopeless
Smoking, drinking, or using drugs more than usual
Feeling unusually confused, forgetful, on edge, angry, upset, worried, or scared
Yelling or fighting with family and friends
Experiencing severe mood swings that cause problems in relationships
Having persistent thoughts and memories you can't get out of your head
Hearing voices or believing things that are not true
Thinking of harming yourself or others
Inability to perform daily tasks like taking care of your kids or getting to work or school
Positive mental health allows people to:
Realize their full potential
Cope with the stresses of life
Make meaningful contributions to their communities
Ways to maintain positive mental health include: Getting professional help if you need it
Connecting with others
Getting physically active
Getting enough sleep
Developing coping skills
5 Helpful things to say to a friend with a mental health illness
1) “I’m here for you.”
Four simple words that go a long way. Mental illnesses have a way of making people will hopeless, misunderstood, and lonely. So let your friend know that you’re there for them—you might not understand exactly what they’re going through, but you can still be whatever they need you to be: a listening ear, a shoulder to cry on, or even just the friend they know and love. It will help them so much just to know they have a strong support system rallying behind them.
2) “You’re not alone.”
Saying, “You’re not alone,” can make all the difference. While it’s important to remind your friend that you’ll be there every step of the way with them, you should also remind them that everybody faces difficult battles. For them, it’s their mental illness, which so many others also experience. And for someone else it might be family strife or a terrible accident. The point is that everybody struggles and it is a sign of growth—despite how difficult the journey might be. Help them realize that they can overcome these hardships, just like so many others.
3) “You are worthy and deserving.”
Thanks to the many stigmas surrounding mental illness, mental health conditions sometimes make affected individuals feel weird or unworthy. This, however, is just not the case. Remind your friend that their mental illness does not define them, nor does it make them any less of a person. They deserve success and happiness, just like the rest of us. And hearing that stressed by an honest and trustworthy friend can make all the difference.
4) “You don’t have to apologize.”
Every mental illness has its side effects and its symptoms. Depression, for example, can make someone feel hopeless, irritable, and tired, while bipolar disorder may cause one to act erratically. Those with these disorders or any given disorder often feel guilty for acting this way and, therefore, inclined to apologize over and over again for their behavior or unpleasant moods. But telling them they don’t have to apologize shows them that you accept them and their mental illness, and you understand that it is outside of their control.
5) “There is treatment available to you…”
…and I will help you explore those options, if you want me to. The truth is that while you may be an extremely trustworthy and supportive friend, there are others more qualified to listen and guide them through this difficult process, which is exactly why you should encourage them to find a support group or counselor who can provide more meaningful advice and insight. You might feel like this is overstepping your boundaries, but it is usually appropriate and helpful to talk through these treatment options with your friend. Now remember: It’s important to approach this kind of conversation with kindness and patience. And you should always use discernment and tact to determine whether or not what you’re about to say is appropriate.
Below are some Mental Health & Awarness Helplines in Ireland
The Pieta House centre for the prevention of self-harm or suicide has helped over 20,000 in Ireland suffering from mental illness. The group has eight centres nationwide. Three in Dublin (Finglas, Ballyfermot and Tallaght) as well as centres in Tipperary, Kerry, Limerick, Cork and Galway.
Pieta House can be contacted at (01) 6010000, after which they will organise a meeting with you in order to assess your needs. You'll be welcomed warmly, offered tea or coffee, and have a chat about what you are going through.
After this, Pieta House will match you with a therapist who you can see twice a week depending on your availability and whether you feel up to it. Sessions with your therapist will always be free of charge, and last for roughly 50 minutes.
Samaritans is a service that can be used either if your situation feels more urgent, or if you feel like all you need is a good chat. There are 20 branches of Samaritans in Ireland with volunteers ready to answer the phone if you feel overwhelmed.
You can ring their helpline whether or not you have mental health issues, if you're worried about a friend, and even if you're under 18.
All conversations with Samaritans are off the record, and there is no need to give them any personal details.
There are different phone numbers for the different Samaritans branches.
Aware have a support line for anyone who is worried about depression, which operates from 10am to 10pm, seven days a week, as well as a support mail service.
Aware also offer a suite of 'Wellness @Work' programmes that are ideal for helping your workplace understand the importance and value of looking after their mental health, and to use relevant coping skills to limit the impact of any challenges or concerns.
Aware also do work in schools, offering a Life Skills for Schools Programme which consists of six modules delivered to students by a professional trainer in the classroom over six weekly sessions.
Spunout is a youth information website dedicated to making sure that 16 to 25 year olds in Ireland - one of the most at-risk demographics - are empowered with the information they need to live active, happy, and healthy lives.
The website features opinion pieces, news pieces and quizzes about important issues like mental health, coping with exam stress, and how to go about finding a job.
If you feel like you need a bit of advice on something that's making your blood pressure rise, spend some time on SpunOut.ie
A Lust for Life is another collection of insightful articles that might help you better understand the problems that you are facing, and help you realise that you are living in a world full of people who can relate to what you are going through.
With Bressie's help, they are also putting on a beginner's triathlon in Mullingar this July in order to help people understand the relationship between body and mind - and emphasise the positive impact physical health and activity can have on the brain.
"IT'S OK, NOT TO BE OK"