YOUR MENTAL HEALTH STATUS: POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE?
Your mental health is more important than the meeting, the test/examination, the interview, the dinner, the grocery shopping, the family dinner, people’s opinion, your relationship status, etc. Be conscious of your mental health and take care of yourself.
Are you aware that your mental health is just as essential as your physical health? Do you know that caring for the mind is as important and crucial as caring for the body? In fact, one cannot be healthy without the other.
Mental health is simply the psychological state of functioning at a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioral adjustment.
Mental health is how you think, feel, and act in order to face life’s situations. It is how you look at yourself, your life and the people in your life. It is how you evaluate your options and make choices.
Many people have mental health concerns from time to time. These concerns may be as a result of different factors ranging from stress, emotional breakdown, financial troubles, traumatic events, etc. A lot of people are of the idea that mental health issues only affect some certain categories of people, this is not true.
Say “No” to stigmatization! Say “No” to discrimination!
Mental health issues can happen to anybody irrespective of your gender, age, financial/societal/religious status, field of work and environment. People with mental health conditions deserve just as much support and compassion as people with physical health conditions.
A person struggling with their mental health may experience mental illness. Mental illness refers to a wide range of mental health conditions — disorders that affect your mood, thinking and behavior. It is important to note that not all these disorders are necessarily obvious at onset, but when your ability to function effectively on a daily basis becomes impaired, then be aware that there is a need to check on your mental health with a professional before it gets worse because it cannot improve on its own. The earlier the check, the better your chances of fast recovery and getting back right on track.
Do not be ashamed to step out and get yourself evaluated if you are experiencing any distressing sign and symptom that is impairing your ability to function in any way.
Do not be afraid to discuss your mental health; don’t let it eat you up.
Always remember, you are stronger than the circumstances you are going through!
Make an appointment with a mental health professional today and get to know your mental health status. Be aware! Stay mentally healthy!
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