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How to tackle anx­i­ety: Share your story Be­ing heard by oth­ers is a crit­i­cal com­po­nent in sound men­tal health. It is es­sen­tial to be in an en­vi­ron­ment where you can freely vo­calise your thoughts, for ex­am­ple, be­ing part of a sup­port group or work­ing with a psy­chother­a­pist/coun­sel­lor. Im­prove nu­tri­tion The link be­tween the brain and our gut is well re­searched. Look­ing af­ter the health and di­ver­sity of our gut mi­cro­biome with a var­ied, nat­u­ral whole­foods diet can have a di­rect ef­fect on our mood and men­tal health. Stay close to your GP It is crit­i­cal to keep close to your GP as you work on im­prov­ing your men­tal health. A doc­tor will also be able to pro­vide more in­for­ma­tion on ap­pro­pri­ate med­i­ca­tion, where nec­es­sary. Build re­silience Mind­ful­ness med­i­ta­tion can help with the man­age­ment of men­tal health con­di­tions such as anx­i­ety, de­pres­sion, ad­dic­tion etc.

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