Many a day I put the kettle on to make tea and forget. You see I'm using my Grandmothers old coffee pot as tea kettle and there's no whistle. After yesterday's near melt down...in that I started to smell metal ..two things happened. One, this post and two, a tea kettle with a whistle.
Why is positive mental health important for consumers who are dual diagnosed HIV and with a mental illness, besides keeping your mind sharp, check out:
Source: AIDS.GOV Mental Health
"Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. When you have positive mental health, you generally are able to:
- function better at work, at school, and in relationships.
- cope more effectively with life’s difficulties, such as the death of a loved one, ending a relationship, job stress, health issues, and family or financial problems.
- take better care of yourself physically.
- provide better care for your children or other family members.
- making it harder for you to take all your HIV medicines on time.
- making it harder for you to keep your health appointments or take advantage of your support network.
- interfering with your healthy behaviors, such as getting enough sleep and exercise and avoiding risk behaviors such as having unprotected sex.
- impairing your ability to cope with the stresses of daily life.
- One in five American adults experienced a diagnosable mental illness.
- Nearly one in 10 young people experienced a period of major depression.
- Four percent of American adults lived with a serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or major depression.
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