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Five Steps to Recovering From a Mental Health Problem

24/11/2014 13:46 GMT | Updated 23/01/2015 10:59 GMT

These are my five steps to recovering from a mental health problem, these steps are on my own personal experience and I hope it helps you.

1. Realising you have a problem.

It's never easy to admit you're suffering from a problem but it's even harder when it's a mental health problem but by accepting you have a mental health problem your already past the first step in the road to recovery.

2. Talking about your mental health problem openly with friends and family.

This sometimes is the hardest step, talking to friends and family openly about your mental illness but by doing so you gather more support and that is always helpful when you're suffering from a mental health problem because you sharing the issue makes it easier to handle.

3. Seeking support from the psychologist or psychiatrist.

Sometimes it takes some professional help to support you on the road to recovery and seeing a NHS psychologist or psychiatrist can sometimes make things a lot easier.

4. The small steps lead to bigger ones

The small steps are really important to take so if you're suffering from a mental health problem challenging you're thinking or maybe doing simple things like doing a hobby or going for a walk or having a cup of tea with a friend, all these things can make a huge difference and can help challenging the biggest steps in your mental illness recovery.

It also makes the more challenging steps easier and makes you stronger.

5. Never losing hope

Never losing hope is such an important thing it may feel like your rock bottom but sometimes you need to hit rock bottom before you can start moving up to the highest level and getting you old life back on track.

A mental health problem is simply not a death sentence it is something you can recover from and by never losing hope and sticking to a very positive attitude you can recover quicker.

My five steps and I hope they helped.