Live Healthy Campaign: IMSS and Emotional Well-Being Medical News

The foundation created a nudity ordinance to inform residents of key procedures and tools in mental health care and addiction prevention.

In the 21st century, talking about well-being can be reduced not only to physical health, but also to emotional health. the Psychological health It is also a medical and psychological issue. worldwide, according to World Health Organization (WHO)it is expected that One in eight people suffer from it mental disorderAny significant disturbances in thinking, regulating emotions, or behaviour.

the depressionIt is characterized by persistent sadness and a lack of interest or enjoyment in activities that were previously rewarding and enjoyable affects 3.8% of the world’s population, Including 5% of adults (4% among men and 6% among women) and 5.7% of adults over 60 years of age.

Although it is not the only mental health disorder, it is one of the most common. in Mexico 3.6 million of adults suffer from depression, out of a total population of 127.7 million Mexicans. In other words, 2.8% suffer from this disorder.

Given this situation, the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) Create and promote a decal for encouragement Prevention and self-care on the mental health of the population. The proposal comes within the framework of the sectoral campaign “live healthy”which seeks to inform the population about the main procedures and tools in mental health care and addiction prevention.

10 points for mental health

Alejandra Diaz Moguel, The psychologist attached to the Health Projects Management District detailed the recommendations that make up the Ten Commandments:

  1. Learn to recognize and express our feelings in a healthy way, without ignoring them.
  2. Recognizing that feelings such as sadness or fear are normal and perform a specific function; However, if we cannot control them and they prevent us from carrying out daily activities, we must seek professional help.
  3. Take small breaks during daily activities to perform relaxation and energizing exercises.
  4. Maintain a support network through family and friends.
  5. Avoid worrying about things that haven’t happened yet, and focus on those that we can work on in the present.
  6. Do activities in our free time that we like and enjoy, such as reading, drawing, or playing with a pet.
  7. Do 30 minutes of exercise a day, and choose the activity that we like the most: such as playing soccer, doing yoga, walking, running, etc.
  8. Maintain a balanced diet, and avoid overeating or under what is recommended.
  9. Try to sleep eight hours a day, without interruption, to rest your body and mind.
  10. Do not self-medicate or consume over-the-counter substances or treatments.

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