Don’t Count The Days, Make the Days CountMuhammad Alí
There is an old phrase that says Healthy mind in a healthy body, which was born as a prayer for the gods to help preserve comprehensive health and maintain a balance of life. By taking care to cultivate a healthy body we bring as a consequence an active and sound mind.
With this intention, physical education arose, which was even added to school subjects, sports competitions at various levels and, today, oriental practices such as Yoga and Tai-chi are recovered, which help to reach a state of peace of mind while exercising the body.
According to the dictionary, mental health is the state of balance between the person and their environment. For OMS it means having complete physical, mental and social well-being. Observing the behaviour of a person in his daily life, the main way to know his state of health is through the management of his conflicts, his fears, his competencies and responsibilities, or the way he faces difficult moments and his relationships. interpersonal.
The interaction between physical health and mental health is inseparable, and thus there is a relationship between biological diseases and psychological ailments. Following this idea, contemporary medicine proposes that people be treated by interdisciplinary care teams to achieve comprehensive improvement in patients.
The specialists of our time insist on the appropriate study of health disorders, for this reason, the American Psychiatric Association has published the DSM-5, a Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of mental disorders that is constantly updated so that health professionals can identify conditions with greater precision, and thus improve their diagnosis and treatment.
On the other hand, independent organizations propose that treatments prioritize human respect. Such is the case of Mindfreedom International, a non-profit association made up of independent specialist groups, as well as former psychiatric hospital patients, who advocate for better medical interventions. They propose that diagnoses be precise, and deep and avoid disabling medication or other invasive means, through which many patients have experienced violations of their human rights and health.
We live in an era in which mental health is spoken of with openness, where people who have suffered some psychological illness express their experiences with greater freedom, seek treatment with specialists and inform themselves, even through social networks. Today the internet offers a large amount of information on these topics.
However, deterioration of mental and physical health is almost inevitable. Every day we experience losses, and today’s world offers various reasons to acquire stress and that causes grief. These accumulate throughout life and, at a certain moment, the deaths of loved ones are added, causing great suffering. Today depression is considered a cause of disability, and it is stated that more than 300 million people in the world live with this disease that can affect anyone. That is why every October 10, on World Mental Health Day, the ONU expresses its commitment, with a view to 2030, so that all people in any part of the world have someone to turn to for psychological support.
We invite you to take care of yourself, observe your self-esteem and foster interpersonal relationships. To pay attention to tolerance and frustration management when we suffer, and to encourage self-compassion to have a better understanding of what surrounds us. Religious and spiritual activities can be of great help. Among the own resources to maintain comprehensive health, specialists speak of acquiring resilience, which is the ability to adapt to the misfortunes and difficulties of life.
At Del Pueblo Funeral Home we suggest options to gain the inner strength you need to recover from loss, disaster, or the death of a loved one. The specialist duel counsellor Gaby Pérez Islas, has had a great influence in Mexico and the United States and her recommendations are of great help in all moments of life. To promote comprehensive health, we offer you weekly Yoga sessions to heal the body and soul, taught through our social networks. Live one day at a time, take care of your body, look for happiness, don’t leave your dreams for tomorrow and remember that we make the most difficult moments easy.