Dealing with Stress and Mental Ill Minds Dealing with stress is common, however, when a person has a mental illness, or else we are a parent of the mentally disturbed then stress takes us to a completely higher level. If you feel like you want to jump off the nearest bridge and end your miseries, then you are at wits end with stress. Get a hold of your self now because I am about to take you on a journey that will help you to see how you can learn to cope with stress even if you have mental illnesses or dealing with the mentally ill. First, it seems unfair to raise a child or live with a spouse that has mental illnesses. We often feel like why someone singled me out to torture. We may even feel that we are not professionals so why is everyone expecting me to cope with this level of stress. There are no easy answers; however, you were not singled out. Unfortunately, we live in an imperfect system where humankind brings ruin to all our lives. The many chemicals in the air and water, along with the warfare pollutions and other pestilence bring harm to us all. Some of us have hereditary diagnoses, while the violence, war, poverty, and other negative forces in life affect others. In most cases it seems like we can never win no matter how hard we try, however, we can win if we remember that we have control of our stress, emotions and life. First, if you are dealing with a mentally ill person then you have to pay close attention to this persons needs more so than your own. It depends on the person and the diagnose, but few mentally ill persons can bring forth an overwhelming amount of stress coupled with the stresses we have to deal with just to survive. There are mental health experts available to help families learn how to cope with mental illness. If you have, a mental illness or living with someone suffering a mental ailment then you will need to realize that you are not a superman or woman. You will need to learn how to control your emotions and stress since negative anger can cause more harm than good. Similar to the common people in society where you throw honey instead of fuel on the fire a mental ill person needs the same actions. If you are stressed because the person is acting out immaturely, realize that the person is calling for help. In most instances if you learn how to work with the person’s behaviors, attitudes, mental, and emotions then you can see techniques to help you avoid stress. Mental health issues require common sense in most instances. If you learn stress management skills that teach you to stay calm in unrelenting situations then you can benefit both you and the mentally ill by remaining cool, calm, and collected. It is important to learn stress management skills to help you stay alert. When a person has mental illness (not all mentally ill persons), they may have symptoms including skilled manipulation. If you stay alert then you will observe the signs and be prepared when the person triggers your stressors. It is important to learn stress management techniques that teach you how to avoid taking anything for granted. When we take a person for granted we are allowing them to cloud our thoughts by believing their words are true. If the person is telling you that, no one loves them this can become frustrating and cause stress. Therefore, we need stress management solutions that help us to ignore from time to time. In other words, stop taking everything personally. One of the best solutions for this type of problem is to realize that the world is not out to get you, nor has anyone centered you out as a target. Reciting and repeating can help you to put into practice positive thinking. When we are dealing with stress and mental illness then we need techniques that are specially designed to help us all deal with stress. The person with mental illness or the person living with mental illness has to endure thousands of time more stress than the average individual does does.