OBSERVE YOUR CHANGES
DO NOT ABANDON YOUR TREATMENT
AVOID TAKING ALCOHOL AND DRUGS
If you have a diagnosed mental disease you must know you can follow your treatment in Spain. Go see your family doctor and explain your case to them, show them medical reports and all the documentation that could be of some use to them in order to help you in the most adecquate way.
People who suffer from a mental disease may have stronger reactions towards stressing events, such as a change of residence, a new job, leaving their country of origin and their loved ones…thus experiencing the symptoms of their disorder more intensively or developing new ones. There are some things we can do to cope with the disease, even in those moments:
OBSERVE YOUR CHANGES: In general terms, we can identify certain warning signs that indicate us we may be facing a possible relapse. Interrupting our daily activities, having an alteration of our sleep, neglecting our personal hygiene or entertaining suicidal thoughts are some of these signs. Keep yourself alert and notify your doctor of those changes.
DO NOT ABANDON YOUR TREATMENT: Be it medication or therapy or both, it is necessary to follow the instructions given by the professionals that are treating us to mantain the level of well-being we can achieve, thus avoiding relapses as far as possible.
AVOID TAKING ALCOHOL AND DRUGS: Those substances do not help in your recovery. Even if they provide you with momentary relief, they will only worsen the symptoms.
ACCEPT YOURSELF: Living with a mental disease can be hard sometimes, but if you follow the instructions given by the professionals you can reach a balance that will allow you to lead a normalized life.
With the adecquate treatment, mental diseases can get cured or be controlled enabling the person to lead a normal family, social and professional life. Although prejudices can be limitating sometimes, we must remember that we all have the same rights and that suffering from a mental disease is not a hindrance to obtain an adecquate social and emotional welfare.
“You can follow your treatment in Spain”
“People who suffer from a mental disease may have stronger reactions towards stressing events, such as a change of residence, a new jobm leaving their country of origin and their loved ones”
“With the adecquate treatment, mental diseases can get cured or be controlled enabling the person to lead a normal family, social and professional life”