Individuals suffering from mental health conditions need to build a socio-cultural relationship with other people living in their society. This socio-cultural relationship will give room for pleasure and comfort and reduce the disorder that they experience.
These socio-cultural connections and relationships can include chatting with someone, talking to a friend, going to places of worship, visiting recreational centres, taking part in sports, joining a church choir or a group of like-minded individuals. Staying connected through these relationships can save you from the stress of mental health conditions.
How social connections and relationships improve a person’s mental and physical life through creative activities.
There are several creative activities that can help you in maintaining physical and mental stability. Some of these creative activities include dancing, singing, playing games, painting, drawing, acting and general participation in arts. Dancing, for instance, can increase your self-worth and reduce depression, anxiety, pain and body aches.
Also, singing, especially when carried out amidst a group of people creates an atmosphere fir pleasure and in the process, aid the release of hormones which builds feelings and sense of bond and trust. Active participation and engagement for at least two hours every three days a week will help you in developing good mental health.
To reduce the risk of mental health disorder, having a garden, visiting parks and recreational centres and having a good sleep are factors that should be embraced.
The anxiety and loneliness that comes with old age are responsible for poor mental and physical health experienced by many aged people. Staying connected by visiting libraries, community centres, town halls, museums or reading local newspapers can reduce the feelings of loneliness and solitude.