The Week of Preserving Mental Comfort is taking place in Russia. Crimeans are also called for calm
In Crimea, as throughout the country, on the initiative of the Russian Ministry of Health, a Week of Preserving Mental Comfort is being held (in honor of International Stress Awareness Week) in order to raise awareness of the population about the importance of maintaining mental health.
Stress, as a state of anxiety or mental tension, is an integral part of our lives, since difficult situations occur in every person. There is both positive and negative stress. The first allows you to mobilize and adapt to new conditions, the latter can deplete the nervous system and lead to negative consequences. Thus, stress can be accompanied by a whole range of negative emotions, as well as physical sensations — for example, a person may experience a headache, suffer from insomnia, lose appetite, or, on the contrary, overeat without feeling full. Everyone’s response to stress is individual; how a person reacts to stress determines their overall well-beingnoted the press service of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Crimea.
To maintain mental health, it is important to be able to effectively cope with stress, for this you need to take care of your physical health.
Healthy sleep is of great importance: you should go to bed and wake up at the same time, have dinner a few hours before bed, and do not fall asleep listening to the TV or with a gadget in your hands. Following a daily routine will allow you to manage your time rationally and feel in control of the situation.
A balanced diet plays an equally important role — the body must receive a sufficient amount of nutrients, vitamins and minerals.
Regular moderate physical activity, various hobbies, social activity, healthy family relationships, live communication with loved ones and adherence to family traditions also help to resist stress. In addition, you should limit the consumption of negative information on social networks and the media — it is better to spend time reading bookssays the chief freelance psychiatrist of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Crimea, Doctor of Medical Sciences Tamara Vetrila.
In cases where you cannot cope with stressful situations on your own and this negatively affects a person’s life, you should seek help from a specialist.
source: press service of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Crimea