With the pandemic going and the burgeoning tasks of life, most of the time we tend to ignore our health, which specially includes our mental health. Mental health is as much important for our well-being as our physical health which most of us take for granted.
So what actually is mental health? Is it only the absence of mental disorders or disabilities or is it more than that? Most of the time people use the word mental health and mental illness interchangeably although they both have different meanings attached to it. An individual might experience a poor mental health but not be diagnosed with any kind of mental illness on the other hand an individual might be diagnosed with mental illness but may not experience poor mental health.
To put into perspective mental health includes your physical, social and mental well-being. It includes your overall emotions, psychology, sentiments and how you respond to things. Mental health in
As per the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), 1 in 5 people in Canada will experience a mental health problem or a mental health illness in any year, but 5 out of 5 people will have the issue of mental health in any given year.
It is important to realize that Mental Health is an important component of our overall well-being. Our Mental Health is a direct response to our surrounding environment. It defines and affects how will you feel on day-to-day basis. By large your mental health defines and affects a lot of things in your life. It affects your relationships, It affects your choices, It affects your social well-being, it affects your success, your mood and your emotions. When you are mentally healthy you become more positive towards life and its challenges, your social well-being quotient increases and you experience a more tranquil life.
Although there are no perfect tests that may identify or indicate whether a person has developed poor mental health but surely there are certain signs to look out for. These signs, if you ever experience should raise red flags and you should take help. Following are few of the signs of poor mental health:
How to cope up with Poor Mental health?
B – Break habits that don’t serve you
R – Remember the things you are grateful for in your life
E – Eat a healthy diet
A – Allow yourself to slow down. Take proper breaks when you feel over-whelmed
T – Talk to your loved ones regularly
H – Health is your priority. Take good care of it
E – Ease your mind
“Remember there is always hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t”