Mental Health Awareness Starts With You!

RCHeart2Heart-2It’s not taboo to discuss our physical health but when it comes to our emotional health, people often clam up. In the older generations issues like depression and  Social Anxiety Disorder were seen as weaknesses, but thankfully the times are changing and people are speaking out about Mental Health Awareness. Still though, there are people who hold onto those archaic beliefs that depression and other mental health issues aren’t legitimate issues.

Whether you suffer with depression or other mental health issues or not, you can be a beacon of hope by spreading the word about mental health.  Here’s how:

  • Support a loved one who struggles with anxiety or depression by reaching out to ask how he or she is doing
  • If you suffer with mental health issues, why not blog or do a social media campaign in honor of Mental Health Awareness week to spread the word?
  • Help a friend find a therapist with google search or a through an organization such as Psychology Today.
  • Organize a group walk and fundraiser to support a local Mental Health Organization

Signs of Social Anxiety Disorder, Depression, Generalized Anxiety & Other Issues in Children

People are more apt to associate or locate signs of mental health issues in adults, while people still think of children as relatively free of these problems when they’re not!

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, “1 in 8 children suffer from anxiety disorders alone.”

Here are some signs that your child might be suffering with depression or other emotional health issues

1-Irritable mood

2- Skipping out on seeing friends or other loved hobbies & activities

3- Grade changes or behavioral issues at school

4- Lack of appetite

5- Crying or sad mood

6- Difficulty sleeping or concentrating

If you think your child is showing signs of Social Anxiety Disorder, Depression, or anything else, here are ways to get help:

  • Contact your school guidance counselor for a visit
  • Sit down and talk to your child about your concerns. Ask how you can help.
  • Meet with teachers and coaches to see if they are seeing these signs as well.
  • Ask school supports for psychologist referrals
  • Monitor social media activity to see if there are any issues such as bullying that may be responsible for your child’s social anxiety or depression
  • Spend extra time with your child

Huggee Miss You Dolls are Great For Positive Emotional Health!

Whether you’re young or old, a Huggee Miss You doll is a great way to spread some love to a friend, family member, or any loved one who is struggling with depression, social anxiety disorder, or any emotional health issue. Besides no matter what the reason, everyone could use a “hugg!”

Our Huggee Miss You Dolls are custom designed and you can even add a recordable message over the phone or computer to add that loving touch.

Huggee Miss You Dolls are perfect reminders to your loved ones suffering with mental health issues of how much you love them! Because you can’t always be there for the ones you love, but Huggee Miss You Dolls can be!

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