What is Mental Health?
Our mental health is reflected in our psychological, social, and emotional state of being. Our ability to lead a productive and meaningful life typically demonstrates emotional health. Whereas, anxiety, depression, and obsessive thoughts are examples of signs that our mental and emotional health may be strained.
Everyone has up and down days. That is normal. But, when a disturbing emotional or psychological state is fairly normal for you, it may be wise to consider avenues to gain emotional support and therapeutic guidance.
Possible Signs & Symptoms of Mental Illness
Ongoing Sadness or Depression
Continual Anxiety and Fear
Inability to Concentrate
Decreased Sex Drive
Dramatically Shifting Moods
Signs of Good Mental Well-being
Effectively Coping with the Ups & Downs of Life
Types of Mental Health Disorders
Borderline Personality Disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Resources for Support
Toward A New Definition of Emotional Health
In a nutshell, The World Health Organization (WHO) & The World Psychology Journal define mental health as the ability to cope effectively, to have reasonable self-confidence, and to work and contribute to society.