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Hello Is Good For Positive Mental Health

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If you watch a ‘60s movie, you’ll notice neighbours saying hello to each other when they go to work, come home, or mow the lawn. It used to be the friendly thing to do. Saying hello was also a good way to keep ties with your community and build support for positive mental health.

In today’s world people are less open to saying hello. There are reasons you may not want to say hello. Hello is a word that opens up a conversation. What do you say after hello? What could you and a stranger possibly have in common? Say hello and find out. But that also leaves you vulnerable in a very personal way. You are putting a piece of yourself out to be judged by someone you know nothing about.

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We’ve been taught that the world today is not a nice place. The stranger you just said hello to might be hiding some secret or hold moral values totally incompatible with yours. The person might be a killer, kidnapper, or cyber bully. The person may even have mental health issues. Stigma loves silence. But what if the person is the nicest, most sincere person you’ve ever met? Do you know the possibilities you’re throwing away by not saying hello?

Hello can create a positive emotional moment. It can lift you out of your anxiety and dark space. It can put you into the present as opposed to being stuck in some past or future situation. 

Hello keeps open social channels for positive mental health. What ‘hello’ does is break the silence between people. It’s a starting point to get to know each other. If you’re depressed and talk to at least one neighbour, the isolation depression brings lessens. After all, why wait for friends to visit and cheer you up when you can walk outside and visit a neighbour who’ll do the same thing? A friendly visit with someone who listens to your problems and anxieties can help you deal with anxiety and depression.

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Even if you’re not depressed or in a negative mood, saying ‘hello’ to a stranger may brighten the person’s day. Hello is the easiest, simplest way of acknowledging someone’s presence. Yes you exist. You’re not invisible. You matter because someone noticed you.

* Click here to find out more about Terezia Farkas and her Depression help and click here to follow Terezia on Twitter.

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Depressed People Are At Higher Risk For Stroke

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A recent article by Huffington Post suggests that people who have depression for a long time may be at increased risk for stroke.

“Researchers found that adults ages 50 and older who had symptoms of depression that lasted more than two years were twice as likely to have a stroke in the following two years, compared with men and women of similar age with no signs of depression. People that underwent treatment for depression still had a 66 percent higher risk of stroke than adults without depression.” Huffington Post, May 2015

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Researchers had assumed that once a person’s symptoms of depression lessened, the risk of stroke would also go down. Instead, researchers found that the risk of stroke stayed high for at least two years after a person said his/her depression symptoms had diminished.

Why is this? It could be behavioural. People with depression could be getting less physical activity, might smoke more cigarettes, or consume more alcohol. There could be physical conditions. High blood pressure, diabetes, inflammation, or high cholesterol. It could be genetic. It  could also be that the body simply needs time to get back to normal levels after years of stress hormones wrecking havoc.

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What can you take from this study? Just because you feel better or believe you are less depressed doesn’t mean you should take your body for granted or that it will get back to how it was before you were depressed. Your body been through a lot. Make sure you get yearly checkups. If you feel there’s something wrong with you, visit a doctor immediately. Don’t put it off. While stroke can be unpredictable, it is also preventable in some cases.

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Life’s Pathway – Inspired Living

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Life’s Pathway

by Emily Matthews

At times life’s path seems filled with things that make the going rough.

We wish there were a smoother road for we feel we’ve had enough.

But if we pause a moment and remember who’s in charge

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The hills that loom ahead of us no longer seem so large.

Every rock before us when we know we’re not alone

Becomes not just a stumbling block but one more stepping stone.

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Hope Begins With You When Dealing With Depression

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Hope starts with you when dealing with depression. Jasmin Pierre is using her experience with severe depression to give others hope. Jasmin ended up in hospital after self-injuring. While in hospital, Jasmin was told by staff that God saved her for a reason. Jasmin was angry at God for not letting her leave this world. She was hopeless. One night she decided she still wanted to speak to God. Jasmin realized that God was keeping her alive for a reason and that her life does have purpose. Jasmin ended up not being angry with God after that, even though things still felt horrible in her life.

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“My name is Jasmin. At the age of 20 I was diagnosed with clinical depression. For almost six years I’ve been battling this illness. The worst of it came in 2014 when I nearly died. My video, Clinical Depression Awareness/Testimony tells how I got through everything and came out even stronger. I want people who are suffering from depression or from life situations in general to know that they can and will come out victorious as long as they have faith in God and faith in themselves. Never ever give up.” ~Jasmin Pierre

Jasmin’s faith in God keeps her moving forward. She believes depression can become an experience where you strengthen your relationship with God. God is helping you even when you don’t believe anyone or anything cares about you. Hope is what comes out of that faith.

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“Whatever life situation you are going through, God will get you through it. Have faith in yourself that you can get out of the situation. What’s going on now, is not going to go on forever.”

Twitter: @JasGotFaith

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