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#mental health has become a topic that is more socially acceptable to talk about. Celebrities are speaking up about this, and this, in turn, allows others to acknowledge their struggles as well.

There is still so much to be done though. There is still stigma related to those seeking professional help from mental health professionals - counselors, social workers, psychiatrist and the like. But luckily for people struggling with their mental health, the stigma is a lot less than it might have been 20 or even 10 years ago.

Placing mental health at the top of our agendas

The past few decades have seen lots of change and innovation, which has led to us being busier than ever, multi-tasking all the time, posting on social media all the time, facing even more scrutiny than previous generations.

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This affects our mental health, as has been researched and written about in the news and professional articles. It is therefore even more important to place mental health at the top of the agenda for governments and for us as individuals.

Have you been struggling with mental health and are you finding it difficult to keep your job or your relationships in a good place? You don't have to go through this on your own. There are many things you can do to get your mental health on track, from the start of the year, so you can enjoy your life like you want to.

But how do I do this, you ask?

Here are a few tips for you to start out

Remember that all feelings and situations are temporary. Yes, it might be feeling like they're going to last forever and that you'll feel like this for the rest of your life, and that there is no resolution for your situation.

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But there is, it's sometimes important to go through rather than stay stuck in the problem.

Going through the feelings might help you release them better than keeping them bottled up and then exploding at a later time, advises 7Cups.com

Get the help of a mental health professional. Even if you feel they are not going to be much help, you might be surprised as to how much it does help to vent and share what you are feeling and experiencing with someone that is there just for that reason - to listen and be compassionate and understanding! I am sure after a session or two you will get into the groove of therapy and find it is actually more helpful than you first thought.

A Healthy Place.com points out that seeking help is for the brave and strong. So if you are going to a professional for help, consider yourself brave and strong. You are just tired of fighting and struggling, and you are doing something to change your current situation, and that is actually a great thing.

You know what you need the best, whether you are aware of it or not. You will get there in the end, and with the help of friends, family or even a counselor, you will get where you want in your life!

I hope these tips are helpful to you. What else can I help you with? Leave a comment below! #2018 #Great Year