Here's How Being A Scorpio Could Affect Your Mental Health

Scorpios, who enter the world between October 23 and November 21, are known to be passionate, but this intensity can sometimes have a negative affect on mental health. As a water sign, Scorpios are emotional and sensitive, which means they are caring. It also means that they may be easily hurt and even depressed, leading to a Scorpio hurting others or hurting themselves. Therefore, as Thought Catalog points out, it is important for these individuals to choose their friends wisely and to take the time to be alone, reflect, and let out thoughts and feelings in a creative way.

This type is also strong and stubborn, and that can manifest in a positive or a not-so-positive way. Nylon suggests channeling this intensity in a positive way, such as putting it all into a hobby, job, or relationship. Otherwise, Scorpios may find themselves subject to harmful issues like manipulation, addiction, or mental illness.

A Scorpio's intensity can negatively affect their well-being

The passion of this sign could include OCD tendencies, which could negatively impact their mental well-being. "To manage or tame this sense of OCD, Scorpio may self-medicate or engage in addictive, repetitive activities, while at the same shutting themselves off emotionally. The unhealthier the time Scorpio spends alone, without the interaction of another to share their needs and desires, the more the compulsive behaviors may overrule their daily life. Their inner fear toward their compulsions may lead to anxiety and depression," says astrologer Linda Furiate in Romper.

A final suggestion for managing the power and the feelings that come along with being a Scorpio comes from Makeful. While this sign usually finds it hard to let go of things, especially control, that could be just the cure. Meditation is all about detaching from problems and clearing the mind, which can help reset and destress the mind and body.

If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health, please contact the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741, call the National Alliance on Mental Illness helpline at 1-800-950-NAMI (6264), or visit the National Institute of Mental Health website.