10 Tips To Ease Mental Health Issues for Millennials

10 Tips To Ease Mental Health Issues for Millennials


In the past few years, mental health has become
a buzzword and everyone seems to be talking about it. You may be wondering why, after such a long
time, are people being more open about it? Well, Millennials are typically known as the
most connected, or wired, generation. Growing up during a time when technology was
evolving at such a rapid pace, millennials are known as being users of computers, smartphones
and social media. This has led to Millennials being considered
an anxious generation, which is often attributed to an obsession with technology, overbearing
parents and the stress that comes with trying to fit into a social media-driven world. This has led to a growing number of millennials
battling mental health issues like anxiety, depression, and stress. A 2018 report found that major depression
had risen 47 percent for millennials in 2017.What’s more, more than 20% or 1 in 5 millennials
have faced or is facing some type of mental health issue, which is more than any other
generation. In today’s video we will give you tips which
would help you in battling any sort of mental health issue that you or someone around you
might be going through. Subscribe to bestie and click the bell icon
for future notifications. Let’s get started, Set the right kind of goals: There is nothing
wrong with being ambitious, but just be mindful of the type of goals you are setting. Try to shift your goals to internal motivation
rather than external values like money, possessions and social status. A good way to think about it is in relation
to how you feel. For example, you could say “I want to feel
close to people” or “I want to feel like my life has meaning” rather than “I want
to be rich”. People who set internal goals tend to be happier
and calmer, whereas people who value external goals can run a higher risk of anxiety and
depression. Try to limit technology time: Technology overload
has been said to be a common leading cause of mental health issues. A 2015 study found that Americans age 25-34
check their devices on average 50 times per day, and those 35-44 roughly 35 times daily. Being overly reliant on technology has been
shown to escalate central nervous system arousal, in turn increasing anxiety while decreasing
mood. While it can be difficult to break the habit,
try starting slowly. For example, while waiting in line at the
store, don’t automatically reach for the phone. Instead, allow for a few moments of daydreaming,
mental planning or just breathing to “check in” with the body. Talk about your feelings: I know talking about
your feelings can be a tricky thing as people might consider it a sign of weakness but it’s
really not. In fact it can be a big part of your mental
health well being. Talking can be a way to cope with a problem
you’ve been carrying around in your head for a while. Just being listened to can help you feel supported
and less alone. I know it’s not always easy to describe
how you’re feeling, so strike a conversation naturally. If you can’t think of one word, use lots. What does it feel like inside your head? What does it make you feel like doing? If it feels awkward at first, give it time
and see the conversations flow. Social Connections in Real Life: You can have
a thousand facebook and instagram friends but you may still be lonely and depressed. It is much more important to form a social
network in real life than online. Depression and anxiety can make you feel all
alone, but then you withdraw even further, which makes things worse, Have some close
friends and family members you can go to for help and make connections with them in real
life. You can also join exercise groups, sports
groups or any groups that you’re interested in. The idea is to just make sure you are connected
in real life. Listen to relaxing music: Since the dawn of
time, music has been known to play a positive effect in soothing a person’s senses. The tempo, lyrics and volume of the music
you listen to have an enormous effect your mood. Slow-tempo, quiet music will help you relax
and soothe your frayed nerves. While you’re working under stress, you can
listen to calm instrumental music. This clears the mind and helps you unwind. If you’re feeling low, play upbeat music. This will lighten up your mood and elate your
senses. The vocals and lyrics can inspire you and
lift your spirits as well. Get Enough Sleep: Binge watching your favourite
netflix series throughout the night? Browsing facebook and instagram in the wee
hours of the morning when you should be asleep? You need to stop this bad habit as this causes
your mental health to suffer. Studies have shown that people with insomnia
have a tenfold higher risk of developing mental health issues like depression and anxiety
than people who get a good night’s sleep. If you have trouble unwinding at night, put
down the phone in favor of a book. You might find it helps you de-stress and
fall asleep faster. A better night’s sleep on a regular basis
will boost your mood and improve your mental health. Write a diary or journal frequently: Writing
a diary or journal everyday can be instrumental in tackling mental health issues like stress,
depression and anxiety. By documenting your fears and concerns, you’ll
be able to identify key areas that are causing you a lot of worries and help you reassess
your goals. This could help improve your mood as well. The best part about this practice is that
it costs nothing and requires just a blank notebook and a pen. Find your own way that will help you stick
to this practice on a daily basis. Keep Active: Experts believe exercise releases
chemicals in your brain that make you feel good. Regular exercise can boost your self-esteem
and help you concentrate, sleep and feel better. Exercising doesn’t just mean doing sports
or going to the gym. Walks in the park, gardening or housework
can also keep you active.Trying doing about 30 minutes of exercise at least five days
a week.You can take a physical activity that you enjoy and make it a part of your daily
routine. Do yoga and meditation: Many yoga devotees
will tell you how a session of yoga leaves you feeling calm and positive, with a sense
of being able to cope with whatever life has to throw at you. Part of yoga’s effectiveness comes from
its proven ability to release tension and lower cortisol levels – a hormone often used
as a marker for stress. While yoga will help you get in touch with
your body, meditation will help you get in touch with your mind. Both would help tremendously in maintaining
your mental well being. Try creating a more holistic lifestyle: Small
actions can add up to major improvements in decreasing your mental health problems. You can indulge in regular self-care, eating
a healthy and balanced diet, and mindfully participating in healthy practices to manage
mental health issues like anxiety or depression. Everyone is short on time, but carving out
10 minutes here and there throughout the day to slow down, check in, and rebalance can
help reset the mind and body. We hope these suggestions help you in tackling
some symptoms of mental health problems. But if you are unable to cope, be sure to
speak to a mental health professional and never be afraid of seeking help. Have you or a close friend of yours who is
a millennial experienced a mental health issue? What do you do to stay calm and centered? Let us know in the comments section below.

Daniel Yohans

10 thoughts on “10 Tips To Ease Mental Health Issues for Millennials

  1. Vaithy M says:

    Hey bestie ❤️ happy Sunday ❤️✌️

  2. Bestie says:

    WATCH 🎥: 8 Signs And Symptoms Of Concealed Depression: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RGlvJKL0Bs&list=PL_fl96m7OLQX_Fj7QGEnDspKIL7-U3QDP&index=13

  3. Bestie says:

    Have you or a close friend of yours who is a millennial experienced a mental health issue? What do you do to stay calm and centered? If you enjoyed this video, please give it a like and share it with your friends! 🙂

  4. jhen weng says:

    Early?

    No?…..

    Ok

  5. Gang prax says:

    Schizophrenia, 2017, cure by neurologist

  6. Tonya Williams says:

    THIS VIDEO IS HELPFUL TO ME! I BELIEVE PRACTICING THESE TECHNIQUES & ADVICE WILL STOP THE DESIRE TO KILL MYSELF! THANKS!

  7. A_Socialist_Channel says:

    Here’s a fucking tip destroy capitalism it’s the system in the society that results from the system that’s destroying your mental health it’s the system that destroys community that leaves you alienated and tells you that everything that’s going on around you it’s just your fault look up and read life hacks of the Korin aimless by Laure Penny and stop believing people to tell you that mental health issues or an individual problems they aren’t there a social problem

  8. Because Kittens & Paint says:

    #worldbenzoday World Benzodiazapine Awareness Day. Learn the truth. Thousands of people are safely tapering in benzo withdrawal support groups on Facebook right now. Benzos do not calm you but slow down the normal functionality of every bodily system as GABA receptors in the CNS, GI tract, brain & muscles are down regulated…yes, this means that even your thinking slows down. FDA Rx drug inserts for benzos state that physical & psychological dependence is not the same as drug addiction because within weeks dependency does happen meaning that you cannot function without it…this happens to cancer patients too. Side effects of benzos include more anxiety, increased panic attacks, benzo rage episodes, GI tract issues, muscle problems, more insomnia, suicidal ideation, plus increased eating disorder thoughts & behaviors.
    Research side effects at The National Center for Biotechnology Information's website (NCBI). Dr's will not advise patients of the real side effects.

  9. Clarebear1973 Cooper says:

    Avoid technology why are you putting a video up for. Oh yeah for us to watch , don’t get this world 🌍

  10. Laura Collins says:

    Some have no one to turn to. Must look to self. Sometimes self is the only enemy. Become your own friend.

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