For an individual to be completely healthy, state of mental health is equally, if not more, important as the state of his/her physical health. Mental health refers to our emotional, psychological and social well-being. It affects our perception of ourselves and everything and everyone around us. What we think of ourselves, other people, and relations and how we manage our emotions in different situations are all governed by the state of our mental health.
Being mentally healthy doesn’t necessarily mean absence of issues like depression, anxiety and other psychological disorders. People who are mentally healthy are:
These people go through the same drudgery of life as everyone else but are more adept at tackling unfavorable and difficult situations.
Signs of mental health issues
Behavioral signs are common with people suffering from mental illness. Below are some common symptoms of mental issues that will require immediate attention.
Improving your psychological well-being
Experiences in life, especially during the early years, have a profound impact on our mental health. While we have no control over our experiences, we do have many other elements in our control, which immensely affects our mental health. Some of the most common and perhaps the easiest practices that are bound to improve our mental health are:
Coping with changes can be extremely stressful. However, when you live in a world, where the only constant is change you must learn to adapt swiftly without stressing too much. Irrespective of the fact that a change is predictable, self-inflicted, forced or an adversity, developing resilience in your character will immensely help you in adapting