Defining Mental Health

Defining Mental Health

    There are a lot of misconceptions about mental health. But the truth is, it's important to everyone. Mental health refers to how you feel and function in your life—it includes your thoughts and emotions, as well as your relationships with others and the world around you. So, if you're feeling overwhelmed by stress or anxiety, don't ignore it! Mental health is just as important as physical health. And studies show that poor mental health can negatively impact other parts of our lives like schoolwork or relationships with friends or family members. If someone tells you they're struggling with depression or anxiety—or even if you notice yourself having these kinds of feelings—the first step should always be talking to someone about it (like a doctor). 

    Mental illness affects millions of people every year, and it can be very isolating to not have anyone who understands what you're going through. Fortunately, there are many ways that you can raise your own awareness about mental health problems. From therapy sessions with a professional therapist to reading self-help books on the subject, there are plenty of resources available to help you better understand your own mental health or that of someone else's.

    Therapy is a process that helps people understand their experience and make sense of it. It can also help you learn how to manage your mental health issues, cope with the consequences of them and manage yourself more effectively in general.

    It's important to note that therapy isn't about fixing someone or making people feel better about themselves—it's about helping people explore their feelings, work through problems and develop strategies for living well.

    Mental health is a major part of our lives, and not just as individuals. We’re surrounded by it every day in our families, friends and coworkers. If you feel like something isn’t right with your mental health, then talk to someone about it! It can be difficult to find the right person or place at first but keep searching until you do because there are so many resources out there aimed at helping people feel better about themselves.

 

The national suicide prevention lifeline number is 800-273-8255

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