Proactively Caring For Your Mental Health When You Have IBS

May 20, 2018

The link isn't fully understood, but mental health issues and IBS have a pretty high comorbidity. aka. they often occur together.

 

For this reason and the fact it's Mental Health Awareness Week it seems pertinent to talk about ways we can proactively build a healthy mind. 

 

- Developing skills around "Emotional Resilience"

- Taking regular exercise

- Eating well

- Cutting down on alcohol and smoking

- Maintaining a strong support network for friends

-Meditation

 

These are all proven to keep you feeling better in the long term. They also don't happen by accident, so being mindful and proactive can potentially save you from experiencing problems down the line. 

 

Here are some useful resources I speak about in the video above:

Better Help - Online Counseling


The All In The Mind Radio Episode (UK only, sorry)


Emotional Resilience: How to safeguard your mental health by Dr Harry Barry

 

The podcast about the book

 

The Headspace Meditation App


Research into the comorbidity of IBS, depression and anxiety

 

 

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