Written By: Angela Rampton World HIV/AIDs Day was this past Saturday, December 1stWith the wonderful world of internet at our fingertips it isn’t hard to find ways to give support or even locate your own support and treatment.
Because support and treatment are so easy to find, sometimes we don’t take the initiative of that first step, or we may not even realize we need help. HIV/AIDS is a serious disease that obviously needs treatment, but we seem to forget to treat our mind with the same care and respect as we treat our body.
It’s simple to disregard mental health altogether, but mental health is essential to successful treatment and physical well-being. Mental illness is a debilitating disease often stemming from chronic pain or physical ailments. It is a common occurrence that those suffering with HIV/AIDS are also suffering with depression, anxiety, loss of energy, or loss of enjoyment in previously enjoyable activities.
Every day people are facing AIDS in both support and actuality; don’t forget that everyone needs a friend, love and support are imperative to recovery, and a healthy mind promotes a healthy body.
For help in finding treatment and resources visit: http://www.samhsa.gov/treatment/index.aspx