Mental Health Care without Insurance

When it comes to our health, there are a number of factors at play in determining our overall health and fitness levels. However, most of these fit neatly into being taken care of by either diet or exercise. This is not a universal rule, however, as it neglects mental health. Mental illness is, and has long been, a major problem in society,and part of that stems from the fact that it is misunderstood and, therefore, dismissed and/or demonized. This is truly a shame, as mental illness is particularly prevalent today, and there’s only so much we can do when society at large refuses to take the problem seriously. To make matters worse, the type of person most likely to suffer from a mental illness is also the type of person most likely to live without medical insurance: poor people. So, for one reason or another, we’re not getting treated for mental illness like we should be, and that needs to change. However, change takes time, so what can we do as individuals in the meantime to alleviate our mental illness symptoms? Here are a few tips to help you out.
First and foremost, let’s talk about exercise. We sit more now than any other period of human history, and it has a number of effects on our lives. Some of these are detrimental to our health, as it turns out. In addition to weakening our muscles, sitting too much at home can lead to stagnation that may result in, or contribute to, depression. Alongside a lack of exercise causing a lack of energy, it’s also almost always pair with both isolation and a lack of variety. Therefore, simply getting out of the house and going for a walk will do wonders for you. You’re hitting your depression with the double whammy of exercise and a change of scenery, and it makes a huge difference. Likewise, simply changing up your living space can have much of the same effect, so don’t be afraid to redecorate with some decor from Pier 1 to get some exercise and a change of scenery at home.
That being said, as mentioned above, isolation also contributes to mental illness, so leaving the house has another benefit for you. If you insist on staying home, or you have no choice thanks to agoraphobia, the fear of leaving your home, try to make human contact online or on the phone. We are social animals, and a lack of social interaction, no matter how much of a loner you think you are, does terrible things to our mental health.