Mental health is defined as our emotional and social well-being. Our mental health affects how we behave, think and feel every day. It can affect our relationship with our loved ones or even how much sleep we get a night. Our mental health has a direct impact to every thought process we have in every aspect of our life. This is why it is important to focus and work on being mentally healthy.
Over the years, there has been a growing awareness on the importance of attaining positive mental health. Positive mental health supports adapting to everyday changes, helps build meaningful relationships and stimulates productivity that encourages people to reach their full potential.
Striving for positive mental health is an ongoing process. There are different factors in life that affect our mental health. One factor is biological, so our genetics or family history can affect our mental health. Another factor is the experiences we’ve had in life. These may be experiences we’ve had with other people or ourselves.
A variety of experiences and events in our lives shape and define our mental health, and they affect everyone differently. It’s important to reach out for help when you need it, to strive for a happier and healthier life.