Hello, my name is Tatiana Uribe and I am a member of Inspiring Teens Issue 65. If i was in a group of people the topic I would bring up would be about mental health. I think it’s very important for people to be very knowledged when it comes to mental health and be able to understand the different challenges that people might face with it. Nowadays I think people tend to have a very vague understanding of how mental health can really play a role in people's lives. Throughout my life mental health was definitely one of my biggest challenges. I grew up in a place where I couldn’t really express my feelings, but when I came to the age of 10, I found someone who I could talk to and express my anxiety with. I am forever grateful for that person because she really shaped me as a person I am today and I think that it doesn’t make anyone less of a person if they need an outlet and or a person to talk to you about their feelings. I think sometimes people can get confused with mental health as something that isn’t a big deal because it isn’t a physical pain that others can see, however, it’s really important to note that it doesn’t make that pain any less. Pain can come in many different ways and doesn’t always have to be seen physically. Sometimes it can be difficult for people to understand how mental health can be challenging if they haven’t faced many obstacles with it, but I think that they should at least be educated and know how to help or at least know the toll it can play on someone’s life. I think it’s important for everyone to at least know a little bit of mental health, and about it rather than just simply ignoring it especially if they have friends and family that go through things like that. mental health has become a lot more common in the world, and it affects the way we feel, think, react and express ourselves. It plays a huge part in the way that we grow up and the way that we change as individuals. One in every five people have suffered through a mental illness. Mental illness can be caused by genetics, life, experiences, trauma, and physical injury. There are many different ways that a person can cure or help someone with mental illness instead of going to therapy. Some of those examples include staying active, meditating, reading, having good sleep schedules, and having good eating habits. There are many different ways that people can help reduce the levels of stress or depression, or any other mental illness that one may have. Knowing this information can help you and others with mental health. My goal is to be able to spread more awareness throughout my community as well as hopefully across the nation by writing this to be featured on issues 65 uninspiring teens magazine.
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