Within society, we usually feel that we are weak if we experience the crippling sensations of anxiety and for the most part, we usually fester in a level of shame or guilt.  
 
However, employee and employer alike are likely to have both suffered from overwhelming stress and anxiety. Here is how to help those who suffer..... 
“Life is about balance”, this is most certainly a phrase everyone has come across and it is true for good reason. Moderation in anything that has the capacity to affect your Mental Health is perhaps a cure in the form of prevention. At the very top of the list of substances that can cause deficit to your well-being and the way in which we operate in work is alcohol. 
 
Here are 5 reasons why. 
 
Drinking alcohol can affect brain chemistry; because it decreases the level of serotonin, which works as a neurotransmitter to send messages that are responsible for a range of functions, including mood, sleep and memory. Low levels of serotonin causes us to sleep poorly, to feel irritable and if one is already struggling with anxiety, the effects of alcohol wearing off can amplify depressive and anxious sensations. 
The level of standard and performance of which a business will operate, can only expand and continue to grow through the development of your staff. One area within all industries which is consistently neglected is sales and yet, the more we sell, the further we can expand our businesses. Thus, we can only succeed if we are prepared to give our staff effective training. It is so common for those in a position of leadership to forget that it is our staff which is the driving force toward failure and success. 
Today is, of course, World Mental Health Day. It is most certainly true that there is more that can be accomplished in the future, but what positives have we learnt today in our endless mission to find help and treatments for people with Mental Health problems and how far into our search are we? 
 
Where We Had Started 
 
Expanding far back into the human history, depression was recognised as a metaphysical experience and was first diagnosed as Melancholy. The earliest recognition of Melancholia was expressed in ancient Mesopotamian texts, which was in the second millennium B.C. Our ancient ancestor’s tragic lack of understanding had accounted the individuals suffering to be a result of unworldly forces to which remained as a definition until 1621. 

World Mental Health Day 

The most absolute commonality we share as humans is the faculty of thought and emotion. Most of us, unfortunately, share the process of reaction to thoughts and emotions, often becoming collateral victims because of the relationship we have with what we are thinking and feeling. Mindfulness is a practice of which enables us to take control of our relationship with thoughts and emotions. This practice focuses on the nature of observation rather than judgment, whereby individuals watch their thoughts without reacting to them emotionally. 
 
We often react to our thoughts when they are of a negative nature, as we commonly struggle to act upon the reality of situations and instead react to what our mind believes the situation could possibly become. As a result, we carry out our days defending ourselves from catastrophic possibilities rather than seeing the situation for what it actually is. This is the faculty of stress. 
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Mental Health issues are rising, which can only now be regarded as an emotional epidemic. Unfortunately, this is not the only concern for the individual that suffers, he or she will also find their working responsibilities become increasingly difficult and as an employer, it can feel like an impossible task to spot the issue, let alone address it professionally and constructively. 
Engaging with the faculties of good mental health can at times be like carrying a bag of lead. Imagine that at first when showing up to work, your strength is holding out and your peers do not think any different. But then, as time continues to move and the days float past, the bag becomes heavier, the thick led gradually becomes ever more unbearable. And although you are able to move, you grow weaker and weaker. And what is worst, you do not know how to put the bag down…