Mental Health Awareness & Resources

We support your best mental health here at The Wellness Universe.  

May is Mental Health Awareness month. In 2020, The Wellness Universe recognized the tsunami of mental health issues that were provoked from the many facets and fallout of COVID. It is far from over and the long-term effects will require us to take action for our best mental wellness.

We recognized stress as being a factor that leads to mental health issues. We are sharing this information from the NAMI website (National Alliance on Mental Illness).

Everyone experiences stress. Sometimes it can help you focus and get the task at hand done. But when stress is frequent and intense, it can strain your body and make it impossible to function. Finding effective ways to deal is crucial to living well.

How Stress Affects You

Stress affects your entire body, mentally as well as physically. Some common signs include:

  • Headaches
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Jaw pain
  • Changes in appetite
  • Frequent mood swings
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Feeling overwhelmed

When experiencing long-term stress, your brain is exposed to increased levels of a hormone called cortisol. This exposure weakens your immune system, making it easier for you to get sick.

Stress can contribute to worsening symptoms of your mental illness. For example, in schizophrenia, it can encourage hallucinations and delusions, while in bipolar disorder, it can trigger episodes of both mania and depression. Knowing which situations cause it, is the first step in coping with this very common experience.

Many practices, free tools, and exercises are available to us to improve our mental health and practice self-care. 

Here are a few self-help tools to get you started:

  • Meditation
  • Physical exercise
  • EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)
  • Breath work 
  • Mindfulness 

We encourage you to reach out to a professional on The Wellness Universe if you need instructions or accountability. 

The Wellness Universe Guide to Complete Self-Care, 25 Tools for Stress Relief is recommended and an Amazon #1 International Best Seller in the Alternative Medicine Reference category, rated nearly 5 stars and is highly recommended. 

You can also search YouTube or The Lounge for great free videos and classes for your well-being.

Taking small steps and being proactive will help you safeguard your mental health and live a better life. 

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The Wellness Universe is here to serve your best well-being. If you are experiencing anxiety, grief, overwhelm, guilt, anger, or seeking ways to cope and get help for stress, relationships, parenting, or any other issue during this challenging time, we have wonderful resources for you to connect with. Our WU Best Help members are offering reduced rates, sliding scale payment options, and even pro-bono sessions.
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The Wellness Universe invites you to SoulTreat Wellness Retreat for Mind, Body, and Spirit. Imagine yourself and your friends in the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina for self-care workshops, talks, and one-on-one experiences with wellness experts from around the globe this October.
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