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World Health Day: Significance of De-stressing Techniques and Mental Health Coping Mechanisms

National Mental Health Survey of India states nearly 9 % of the population suffers from anxiety and stress

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Hrishita Chatterjee
Hrishita Chatterjee
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INDIA: Stress does not necessarily have to do with a single factor but could be an amalgamation of many other elements from various aspects of life. Therefore, it is imperative to adhere to chronic stress-management techniques that would implement a positive outlook on life and ease the daily functioning of life in general. 

Stress can lead to psychological ailments like anxiety, depression, and mood swings that can cause acute sleeplessness and people getting more susceptible to substance abuse. 

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As per the National Mental Health Survey of India, nearly 9 % of the population in India suffers from anxiety and stress that affects both physical and mental health.

Moreover, chronic anxiety can also affect the body leading to a lot of problems like high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and obesity, and it can also affect the immune system that fights against infections and illnesses. Some of the other long-term physical ailments that can be caused by stress are cardiovascular diseases, digestive problems, and skin problems.

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However, there are many techniques to assist people struggling with extreme stress and anxiety. Endorphins are released with proper exercises and a healthy lifestyle that are responsible for uplifting mood naturally.

Specific techniques meant to help us relax are practising deep breathing exercises, meditation, and yoga. Mindfulness meditation is a great technique that concentrates on the present circumstance and calmly acknowledges thoughts and feelings. 

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Opening up to friends and family members can also help one have a perspective in life, as these relations are essential to building a healthy community of personal support systems. Efficient time management is also vital to ensure a happy lifestyle that priorities work to keep specific fretful thought processes at bay. 

Cognitive-behavioural therapy should be sought by people under the pangs of acute stress, and this will aid in filtering out negative emotions and filtering them with positive ones. Some efficient ways to deal with it are relaxing muscles, aromatherapy and acupuncture. 

These techniques could significantly impact an individual’s current lifestyle, and through proper consistency, the negative impact of stress can be ruled out, welcoming a better, healthier lifestyle. 

Also Read: New Study Highlights How Child’s Mental Health Can Be Impacted by Parenting Style


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