Mental health is more than just the absence of mental illness.
It includes how you feel about yourself and how you adjust to life events.
Mental health is much more than simply the absence of illness. It is important to note, however, that there are many factors that determine mental health and overall well-being.
Individual factors play an important part in this, but social, environmental, and financial circumstances also interact dynamically with these individual factors to either enhance or threaten mental health.
As we emerge from this crisis, while some people may need specialist help with treating mental illness, everybody can benefit from strategies to improve mental health.
Positive mental health is a combination of feeling good and functioning well.
These are some characteristics of a good mental health condition of an individual.
1 They feel good about themselves.
2 They do not become overwhelmed by emotions, such as fear, anger, love, jealousy, guilt, or anxiety.
3 They have lasting and satisfying personal relationships.
4 They feel comfortable with other people.
5 They can laugh at themselves and with others.
6 They have respect for themselves and for others even if there are differences.
7 They are able to accept life’s disappointments.
8 They can meet life’s demands and handle their problems when they arise.
9 They make their own decisions.
10 They shape their environment whenever possible and adjust to it when necessary.
How many of these characteristics do you align with?