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How to Do Your Own Mental Health Check

At The Self Image Institute, we provide a wide array of hypnotherapy services to help you combat anxiety, stress, smoking and dieting. If you would like to learn more about our services and how we can help you, explore our website or contact us today. Our mental health is more important than ever, and as awareness of mental health issues grows, so does our ability to spot signs of mental health issues. So, we have developed a guide to follow, which can help you perform your mental health check to help you understand how you feel and why you feel that way.


Whilst we can provide tips, it is important to see a medical professional if you believe you need help with your mental health. Click here to find the right care for you.


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Your Personal Mental Health Check

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Checking in with yourself: It is important to regularly check in with yourself to see how you are feeling. This can be done by taking a mental health assessment or simply by taking some time each day to reflect on how you are feeling. If you are feeling particularly stressed or anxious, it may be helpful to keep a journal to track your thoughts and feelings.


Recognising early warning signs and stressors: It is important to be aware of early warning signs of mental health issues so that you can seek help early. Some early warning signs include changes in sleep patterns, appetite or weight, energy levels, concentration, self-esteem, and mood. If you are experiencing any of these changes, it is important to speak to a mental health professional.


Taking care of yourself: It is important to take care of yourself both physically and mentally. This includes maintaining a healthy lifestyle, getting regular exercise, eating a balanced diet, and getting enough sleep. Additionally, it is important to find time for activities that make you happy and help you relax.


Identifying your support network: It is important to identify the people in your life who make you feel supported and safe. These people can provide an invaluable source of support during times of mental health difficulty. If you don't feel that you have anyone in your life who meets these criteria, there are many mental health support groups available both online and offline.


Seeking professional help: If you are struggling with your mental health, it is important to seek professional help. There are many mental health professionals available who can provide support and guidance. If you are not sure where to start, your GP can provide a referral to a mental health professional.


If you are concerned about your mental health, or the mental health of someone you know, there are many resources available to help. The most important thing is to reach out for help when you need it. So, do not hesitate to contact us at the Self Image Institute. By performing your own little mental health check, you can then work with us to find a solution to fit your needs.


How Does a Mental Health Check Combat Anxiety?

Anxiety can be mental and physical. It is our “fight or flight” response to a perceived threat. This could be something that we are worried about in the future, or it could be something that is happening in the present. For example, you may have an upcoming test at school that you are anxious about, or you may be in the middle of a stressful situation at work. In either case, your body will respond by releasing adrenaline and other stress hormones, which can make you feel tense, increase your heart rate, and make it difficult to concentrate.


While some anxiety is normal and even helpful (it can motivate us to study for that test or work harder to meet a deadline), chronic anxiety can be debilitating. It can interfere with our ability to work, study, and enjoy our leisure time. If you are struggling with anxiety, a mental health check can be a helpful first step in finding ways to cope.


During a mental health check, a mental health professional will assess your symptoms and how they are impacting your life. They will also ask about your medical history and any other mental health concerns you may have. Based on this information, they will be able to make recommendations about treatment options. These may include therapy, medication, or both.

If you are struggling with anxiety, do not hesitate to reach out for help. A mental health check-up can be a valuable first step in finding ways to cope with your anxiety and improve your mental health.


How Can a Mental Health Check Combat Stress?

Like anxiety, stress is a normal response to a perceived threat. However, unlike anxiety, which is our “fight or flight” response, stress is our “freeze” response. This means that instead of preparing to fight or flee, our body prepares to stay and endure the threat. This can lead to a feeling of being overwhelmed or even “stuck” in a situation.


Chronic stress can be detrimental to our mental and physical health. It can increase our risk of developing mental health problems like anxiety and depression. It can also contribute to physical health problems like heart disease and obesity. If you are struggling with stress, a mental health check can be a helpful first step in finding ways to cope.


Understanding why we feel stress is an important aspect of performing our own mental health checks. By understanding what causes us to feel stress, we can then develop healthy ways of dealing with said stress.


If you are struggling with stress, do not hesitate to reach out for help. A mental health check can be a valuable first step in finding ways to cope with your stress and improve your mental health.


Contact Us

If you are struggling with anxiety or stress, the Self Image Institute can help. Aside from supporting you with mental health checks, we provide hypnotherapy treatments to help you deal with stress, anxiety, dieting and smoking. To learn more, explore our website or contact us today at 07534448713 or yasminswilliams@gmail.com.


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