Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 28, 2014
In the U.S. there are many stressors on the rise that lead to mental health issues including depression, anxiety and even suicide. It's more important now more than ever to identify signs of a mental health issue early. Dr. Sanjay Jain has provided some facts about depression in Honor of National Depression and Education Awareness Month.
1 Depression often makes you feel hopeless and helpless. Often people feel there is no way out and nothing will ever change. There is however, a lot you can do and control to help you get back on the right path following are some different ideas to help you cope.
2.Exercise- individuals get hung up on exercise, often feeling as though they have to join a gym, take a class, learn something new, none of which is true, just get moving. Walk, be outside, get fresh air just move.
3. Set a routine-often people who are depressed live with no structure or path. Setting a routine helps. It sets structure and routine in your life, helping you move from day to day as though you’ve accomplished what you set to do and needed to do.
4. Eat healthy foods-Your body is a machine, often people forget this. As the saying goes, garbage in garbage out is true. Your body needs good, healthy food to operate at peak performance. Today’s food is full things our body can’t digest or utilize
5. Get enough sleep- Sleep is vital for everyone. Our sleep cycle is when our bodies repairs and healing are done. Sleep is vital to good mental and physical health.
6. Get involved with a cause-Often times getting involved with something takes your mind off your situation. If you can lose yourself in a worthwhile cause you may be surprised at how much it helps. You connect with people and resources you may have not known were available and just forgetting your problems for a while helps tremendously
7. Don’t forget your dreams-Often, people forget their goals and dreams they once had. We get lost in trying to survive and forget things, places and goals we once had.
8. Make sure you have a good support team and system having the right people in place to guide and support you is paramount
For more information on this and related topics please visit Dr. Sanjay Jain’s website at http://www.sanjayjainmd.com/.
About Dr. Sanjay Jain:
Sanjay Jain, M.D. MBA is a New York Times and USA Today Best Selling author, accomplished medical doctor, health expert, life coach and inspirational keynote speaker who has dedicated his life to helping people find their purpose by achieving a meaningful life that they deeply cherish.
Sanjay Jain is U.S. trained and a board certified physician with over 15 years of clinical experience. He holds certifications in Diagnostic Radiology, Integrative Medicine, and Healthcare Quality and Management. He is a graduate from the accelerated BS/MD program at The Northeast Ohio Medical University. He has diversified experience in the private practice, academic, and integrated multispecialty settings.
He was a former assistant professor at The Ohio State University where he also obtained his MBA at the Fisher School of Business. The combination of which has given him a unique voice and understanding of the many issues we face today in a real and practical sense.
Follow Sanjay on Twitter at @sanjayjainmd. His new book, Optimal Living 360: Smart Decision Making for a Balanced Life (Greenleaf) is available in stores now!