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Thursday, November 4, 2021 Mental health

Mental Health is a level of psychological well-being, or an absence of mental illness. It includes our emotional, psychological and social well-being; affecting how we think, feel and act. It helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others and make choices. Mental  disorders are a wide range of conditions that affect thinking, mood and behaviour; for example anxiety, depression and substance use disorder(SUD/Addiction).

Mental Health is a level of psychological well-being, or an absence of mental illness. It includes our emotional, psychological and social well-being; affecting how we think, feel and act. It helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others and make choices. Mental  disorders are a wide range of conditions that affect thinking, mood and behaviour; for example anxiety, depression and substance use disorder(SUD/Addiction).


Mental Health is the psychological state of someone who is functioning at a satisfactory level or emotional and behavioural adjustment. Mentally healthy people are resilient which means they are able to deal with
stress/adversity effectively.


Components of mental health
Mentally healthy people have Purpose in life and Personal Growth on a continuous basis.


National Mental Health Association cites 10 characteristics of people who are mentally healthy;

  • They have Life Skills; they can meet life’s demands and handle their problems when they arise.
  • They feel good about themselves (self-acceptance)
  • They do not become overwhelmed by emotions such as fear, anger, love, jealousy, guilt or anxiety.
    They have long lasting and satisfying personal relationships.
  • They feel comfortable with other people.
  • They can laugh at themselves and with others.
  • They have respect for themselves and others, even if there are differences.
  • They are able to accept life’s disappointments.
  • They make their own decisions (autonomy).
  • They shape their environment whenever possible and adjust to it when necessary.
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