Mental health is about mental wellness rather than an illness. Being mentally healthy is not merely about being free from a mental disorder or disability but also about being cognitively, emotionally, and socially healthy. According to the World Health Organization, positive mental health allows people to realize their full potential, cope with the stresses of life, work productively, and make meaningful contributions to the community. In contrast, finding it difficult to manage how we think, feel, and act with respect to daily stresses could be a sign of poor mental health.
When it comes to our emotions, it can be a challenge to know what is normal and what is not. However, experiencing a combination of changes in behavior, thoughts, or feelings as listed below can be early warning signs that you or someone you love might be having a problem in terms of his/her mental well-being.
One or two of these symptoms alone can’t predict a mental illness but may indicate a need for further evaluation. On the other hand, people with suicidal thoughts or intent, or thoughts of harming others, need immediate attention.
Self-care techniques and general lifestyle changes can help maintain positive mental health. They may also help prevent some problems from developing or getting worse. Below are some tips for looking after yourself that you might find helpful.
We at Trinity really value the importance of mental health as this really affects not just the personal life of an individual but also his/her career, and as a trustworthy partner of our clients, it is also our objective to maintain the wellness of their employees.
•https://www.who.int/en/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/mental-health-strengthening-our-response •https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/how-to-mental-health •https://www.mentalhealth.gov/basics/what-is-mental-health