It’s no secret that good mental health is as important as good physical health. But did you know that mental disorders affect the sexes differently? Some conditions are much more common in women — such as depression, anxiety and phobias.
Your emotional health is top priority with LaKendria Ellis of the Houston-based Ken Kounsels. As someone who’s needed emotional healing herself, she understands the pain that depression and anxiety can bring, and she’ll gently guide you to take meaningful steps to enhance your life. She’ll do this by addressing your symptoms, exploring their causes, and employing the necessary therapies to rid you of them.
Just as our physical health needs to be met, so must our mental health needs. Here are some simple things you can do in your everyday life:
Manage stress by identifying triggers and coping skills. Take charge of your thoughts, emotions, schedule, and the way you deal with problems.
Seek family support. This can help you deal with stressful situations and manage problems in a more positive way.
Eat a healthy diet. The food you eat can have a direct effect on your physical health and mood. Seek out fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins and whole grains.
Exercise. It has been shown to help with the symptoms of depression and anxiety. Plus, it’s great for relieving stress and improving mood.
Get a good night’s sleep. Your mind and body will feel better if you sleep well. Both need time to rest, restore and heal.
Make time for you. It’s important to carve out time to do something for yourself – something as simple as a bubble bath, going for a walk or calling a friend.
Seek professional help. If you find you are unable to cope and frequently find yourself overwhelmed with no network of support, seek help early on.
At Ken Kounsels, LaKendria Ellis will be your guide to help you find ways to reduce the symptoms of depression, anxiety and other conditions to help you live a better, more fulfilling life. For more information, contact her today.