What comes to mind when you think of Mental Health?
Is it our intellectual part of reasoning or someone’s emotional wellbeing?
Usually it’s all about how we think, feel and react to different kinds circumstances. Though it can also mean an absence of a mental disorders such as not being able to respond or perform mental functions that result in a productive way of life. Like activities, having meaningful relationships with people, the ability to adapt to change or being able to cope with difficult situations.
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According to WHO (World Health Organization), mental health is “A state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community”.
WHO stresses that mental health “is not just the absence of a mental disorder”.
Sadly anyone can get it, no matter how old you are or whether you’re male or female, rich or poor, mental health has no discrimination as it comes from all kinds of walk of life. In the UK alone it’s said, that over a quarter of a million people are being treated at psychiatric hospitals and more than 4000 people are committing suicide.
In the USA approximately 57.7 million people suffer from a mental disorder and half of those are more than likely suffering from more than one mental disorder at the same time. Today mental disorders are the leading cause of disability between the ages of
15 – 44.
Most common are:
Anxiety, Panic disorder, Phobias, (OCD) Obsessive-compulsive disorder, PSTD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), Mood disorders, Major depression, Bipolar disorder, Dysthymia, SAD (Seasonal affective disorder), and Schizophrenia disorders.
Change your lifestyle by eating healthy and getting at least 25 minutes of exercise and increase your sleep as it can make a huge impact on how you’ll feel each day.
Secondly, get into a Therapy Wellness Program and stick to it, it will change your life!