Mental Health

While living a healthier lifestyle, food and exercise have a role to play. Most people ignore the importance of mental health. In this posts, I shall be shedding light on what mental health entails, importances and tips on have been healthy mentally.

What is mental health?
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), mental health is a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.

Mental health includes our emotional, social and psychological well being. mental health problems occur as a result of imbalances in the either emotional, social and psychological well being. in the incident of a headache, we are quick to a pain killer without taking a deep thought of the why. At times, a headache is a symptom as opposed to it being the real problem. for example, having an abrupt headache can be associated with a hit on the head or prolonged stress. the later touches on mental health.

Signs and Symptoms of Mental Health Problems

  • Racing heart beat
  • Lack of motivation
  • Feeling really down
  • Lack of self-esteem
  • Unable to sleep or insomnia
  • Difficult breathing
  • Over worrying
  • Racing thoughts *at times irrelevant

In addition to other health issues, mental health needs to be aired more than it does. people should also be aware of Stigma against mental health problems and stop the stigmatization.
Mental health is just as important as physical health.

References

[1] World Health Organization. Definition of mental health.  http://www.who.int/features/factfiles/mental_health/en/

 

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