October is National Emotional Wellness Month. Emotional Wellness Month is a chance for every individual to assume responsibility for their emotional wellness, look for directing, find mitigating exercises that work for themselves and search for better approaches to adapt. There are various justifications for why an individual may look for psychological well-being guiding, yet when an individual arrives at a point where they are feeling overpowered it is prescribed to connect for emotional wellness advising.

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“The issues we face in life that become overwhelming differ between every individual,” said Christy Haigler-Hall, licensed social worker of The Wellness Group LLC of Clanton. “They might include grief, loss of a loved one, job, health, divorce, depression, anxiety, phase of life changes, childhood trauma and many other reasons.”

As indicated by the National Institute of Health, ways to further develop emotional health incorporate getting quality sleep, reducing stress, strengthening social connections with others, looking for ways to brighten your outlook and coping with loss, for example, joining a support group.

“Emotional health is specifically targeting a person’s ability to manage and express emotions that extend from what one learns and experiences in life,” said Haigler-Hall. “Emotional wellness also involves one’s ability to recognize and empathize with other’s emotions.”

Most times, family or associates become aware of a person’s emotional disability but don’t have even the remotest clue how to effectively help them.

“Be aware of any changes the family member may be having, such as a change in diet, socially or spiritually,” said Haigler-Hall.  “If you are concerned about someone go to them and express concern and offer to listen. In times of need, we often need someone to listen, not give advice. The power of someone just being present is huge!”

Speculations are often often situated on people getting emotional wellness help.

“The idea that someone is weak, troubled or ill if they reach out for help is a common stereotype,” said Haigler-Hall.  “It is also very common for people to think ‘I should be able to handle this,’ so they tend to not reach out for help in fear of being judged.”

Oftentimes, people may not reach out for mental health help due to religious reasons.

For more information, contact The Wellness Group LLC at 205-280-7733 or visit the National Institute of Health’s Emotional Wellness Toolkit online www.nih.gov/health-information/emotional-wellness-toolkit