What Is Mental Health?

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What Is Mental Health?

 

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.

 

Over the course of your life, if you experience mental health problems, you’re thinking, mood, and behaviour could be affected. Many factors contribute to mental health problems, including:

 

Biological factors, such as genes or brain chemistry

Life experiences, such as trauma or abuse

Family history of mental health problems

Mental health problems are common, but help is available. People with mental health problems can get better and many recovers completely.

 

Early Warning Signs

Not sure if you or someone you know is living with mental health problems? Experiencing one or more of the following feelings or behaviours can be an early warning sign of a problem:

 

Eating or sleeping too much or too little

Pulling away from people and usual activities

Having low or no energy

Feeling numb or like nothing matters

Having unexplained aches and pains

Feeling helpless or hopeless

Smoking, drinking, or using drugs more than usual

Feeling unusually confused, forgetful, on edge, angry, upset, worried, or scared

Yelling or fighting with family and friends

 

 

 

 

Experiencing severe mood swings that cause problems in relationships

Having persistent thoughts and memories you can’t get out of your head

Hearing voices or believing things that are not true

Thinking of harming yourself or others

Inability to perform daily tasks like taking care of your kids or getting to work or school.

 

 

Mental Health and Wellness

Positive mental health allows people to:

 

Realize their full potential.

Cope with the stresses of life

Make meaningful contributions to their communities.

Ways to maintain positive mental health include:

 

Getting professional help if you need it.

Connecting with others

Staying positive

Getting physically active

Helping others

Getting enough sleep

Developing coping skills

 

We can help email stressfreeforlife@outlook.com

Or call 07931 662338

 

Will Davis M.I.S.M.A

 

 

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