WHAT IS MENTAL HEALTH?

According to WHO Mental disorders comprise a broad range of problems, with different symptoms. However, they are generally characterized by some combination of abnormal thoughts, emotions, behaviour and relationships with others.

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Mental health is all about our social, psychological, and emotional wellbeing. Mental health affects how we feel, think, and act. Mental health will also affect how we interact with others, handle stressors, and decision-making capabilities. In addition, mental health illnesses can stem from genetics, life experiences, and family history.

Early warning signs of mental health illnesses

  • Eating or sleeping too much or too little
  • Pulling away from people and normal activities
  • Low or no energy
  • Feeling numb or empty
  • Having unexplained aches or pains
  • Feeling like there’s no hope and feeling helpless
  • Smoking, drinking or using drugs more than usual
  • Feeling unusually confused, forgetful, on edge, angry, upset, worried, or scared
  • Yelling or fighting with family and friends
  • Experiencing severe mood swings that cause issues in all relationships
  • Having persistent memories or thoughts that won’t go away
  • Hearing voices or believing things that are not true
  • Thinking of harming yourself or others
  • Inability to perform daily tasks such as going to work or school or personal hygiene

It is important to nurture and take care of your mental health

Having good mental health allows you to:

  • Realize your full potential
  • Cope with the stresses of life
  • Work productively
  • Make meaningful contributions to your community
  • Maintain positive relationships and a healthy outlook

Treatment – Ways to maintain your mental health

Admitting when you need help and getting it
Connecting with others
Staying positive
Being physically active
Helping other people
Getting plenty of sleep
Developing coping skills

Remember to maintain your mental health! It’s like any plant; it needs lots of sunshine and water, just like your mental health needs positivity and fuel! If you’re having trouble with your mental health, our door is always open to chat. We are a safe and judgment-free environment here for people from all walks of life.

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