May is Mental Health Month

health tips

May 01, 2015

Mental disorders are common internationally and can also affect children.

Recognizing the signs of mental illness is important. Feelings of sadness, anxiety, worry, or sleep problems are not uncommon. However, when these feelings get very intense, last for long periods of time, or begin to interfere with work, school, friendships and other relationships, it may be a sign of a mental illness.

Here are some proven tools that might help you:

  1. Connect with others (Make friends, get support)

  2. Stay positive (Avoid negative thinking)

  3. Get physically active (Exercise could improve your mood)

  4. Help Others (Helping others can help you)

  5. Get enough Sleep (poor sleep has been linked to significant problems)

  6. Create joy and satisfaction (laughing & positive emotions decrease stress)

  7. Eat well (Have a balanced diet)

  8. Deal better with hard times (Tackle your problems)


The Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology Department at Saint George Hospital University Medical Center can provide you professional Mental Health Help. (+961 1 449 499)

Resources: Federal Occupational Health Website (

                     Mental Health America Website (