Maricopa County’s finest kickball teams turned out recently for an all-day kickball tournament. The biannual Tournament of Champions, which took place near Buckeye, AZ, is a way for the local mental health community to emphasize physical activity and exercise as an integral part of the healing process. Individuals in Buckeye who struggle with mental health issues may not feel like becoming active or taking care of their physical health but doing so – even in the smallest ways – can aid in the process of recovery.
Helping Yourself to Recover
For someone who is being treated for mental health issues, becoming physically active is one way to make treatment more effective. There are also a number of other things these individuals can do on their own to help the recovery process:
- Don’t deviate from the treatment plan. Follow the plan laid out by the mental health professional, including taking medications as prescribed and attending all counseling sessions.
- Refraining from drug and alcohol abuse. These substances may aggravate the condition, worsen symptoms, or even cause a relapse.
- Save decisions for later. If the patient is experiencing symptoms, leave important decisions unmade until the symptoms have passed.
- Have a positive attitude. Focus on the positive aspects of life and avoid ruminating on conflict or stressors.
- Manage your time. Set priorities, focus on the most important obligations, and be willing to say “no” to some opportunities.
Getting the Help You Need
Finding the right professional care for your mental health issues is vital to the recovery process. Please call this number today to learn more about starting the process of mental health recovery. An admissions coordinator is available to take your call right now.