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Importance of Mental Health

Importance of mental health

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, in a given year, 18.5% of American adults will experience a mental illness. Mental health and the importance of mental health is an integral part of our lives. It is extremely important for living a healthy and balanced life. There is a famous saying ‘No health without mental health’.

Mental health refers to a person’s emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It impacts how we think, feel, and behave in our everyday lives. Mental health also contributes to our decision-making process, how we handle stress, and how we relate to others in our lives.

 

Importance of mental health

Emotional and mental health is important because it’s a vital part of life, just as physical fitness is important for our bodies to stay strong. Mental fitness helps achieve and sustain a state of good mental health. It impacts one’s thoughts, behaviours, and emotions. Being emotionally healthy can promote productivity and increase efficiency in activities like work, school, or caregiving. It plays an important part in the well-being of our relationships. It also allows you to adapt to changes in your life, cope with adversity, and tackle difficult situations.

Some other benefits of good mental health include:

  • Being creative and learning and trying new things.
  • Reducing anxiety
  • Reducing risks of depression
  • Increasing self-esteem
  • Clearer thinking

How to improve your mental health?

Firstly, to gain the benefits of good mental health, special attention must be given to practices that improve mental health. Small things which can help boost your emotional and mental health are:

  • Exercising and eating balanced and healthy meals.
  • Opening up to other people in your life.
  • Remembering something you are grateful for.
  • Taking a break when you feel like
  • Getting a good night’s sleep

In the last 45 years, suicide rates have increased by 60% worldwide. Due to the stigma that surrounds mental health, millions of people worldwide do not receive the help they need and overlook this extremely prevalent health issue. It is very important for people to understand that mental health is as important as physical health.

 

– Manavi Pandey