Becoming a hot flushing, night sweating, sleep deprived version of our former self during COVID-19, may feel like a twin-challenge for the most resilient menopausal person.

Mental Health

What is our mental health?

Depending on the Source the definition of mental health may vary. In What Is Mental Health? the (United States) MentalHealth.gov’s definition is:

“Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices”.

Mental Health Self-Care

What is mental health self-care?

In Caring for Your Mental Health: About Self-Care the (United States) National Institute for Mental Health elaborate on:

Menopause, Mental Health and COVID-19

“Self-care means taking the time to do things that help you live well and improve both your physical health and mental health. When it comes to your mental health, self-care can help you manage stress, lower your risk of illness, and increase your energy. Even small acts of self-care in your daily life can have a big impact.

Here are some tips to help you get started with self-care:

  • Get regular exercise…
  • Eat healthy, regular meals and stay hydrated…
  • Make sleep a priority
  • Try a relaxing activity…
  • Set goals and priorities…
  • Practice gratitude…
  • Focus on positivity…
  • Stay connected…”.

Improve Mental Health

How can we improve our mental health?

In How To Improve Mental Health: How Can I Improve My Mental Health? the (United States) MedlinePlus elaborate on self-care:

“There are many different things you can do to improve your mental health, including

  • Staying positive. It’s important to try to have a positive outlook; some ways to do that include
    • Finding balance between positive and negative emotions…
    • Trying to hold on to the positive emotions when you have them…
    • Taking a break from negative information. Know when to stop watching or reading the news…
  • Practicing gratitude, which means being thankful for the good things in your life. It’s helpful to do this every day…
  • Taking care of your physical health, since your physical and mental health are connected. Some ways to take care of your physical health include
    • Being physically active…
    • Getting enough sleep…
    • Healthy eating…
  • Connecting with others
  • Developing a sense of meaning and purpose in life
  • Developing coping skills
  • Meditation
  • Relaxation techniques…”.

Online Resources, Programs and Apps

Are online mental health resources, programs and Apps available?

Depending on the Country online mental health resources, programs and Apps may be available.

Your health care provider or local community health center may know of your country’s recommended online mental health resources, programs and Apps similar to the (Australian) Department of Health’s Head To Health Find Digital Mental Health Resources From Trusted Service Providers.

Health Care Provider

What if I need help?

In How To Improve Mental Health: How Can I Improve My Mental Health? the MedlinePlus also note:

“It’s also important to recognize when you need to get help. Talk therapy and/or medicines can treat mental disorders. If you don’t know where to get treatment, start by contacting your primary care provider”.

Health Topics A-Z

Where may I find Health Topics related to Menopause, Mental Health and COVID-19?

In Health Topics A-Z you may find:

Links

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Last Updated: 30 July 2021 – Last Revised: 07 July 2021
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