Mental health includes our emotional,physiological,and social wellbeing.It affects how we think,feel and act.It also helps determine how we handle stress,relate to others,and make choices.mental health is important at average stage of life,from childhood and adolescence through childhood.
4 types of mental health
•Anxiety disorder .
•psychotic disorders .
What can cause mental illness?
•Early adverse life experiences,such as trauma or a history of abuse.
•experience related to other ongoing medical conditions,such as cancer or diabetes.
•Biological factors or chemical imbalances in the brain.
5 signs of mental illness
•long lasting sadness.
•extremely high and low moods.
•excessive fear,worry or anxiety.
•dramatic changes in eating or sleeping habits.
How to boost your mental health?
•talk to someone.
•appeal to your senses.
•take up a relaxation practice.
•make leisure a priority.
•eat a brain healthy diet to support a strong mental.
Example of good mental health
•you are confident when faced with new situations.
•you feel optimistic.
•you don’t always blame yourself.
•you set goals.
•you feel good about yourself.
•you have a good self esteem.
Mental disorders often start earlier than expected
About 34.6% of patients showed a disorder before the age of 14, 48,4% age of 18,and 62,5% before the age of 25years.
WHO stress that mental health is more than just a absence of mental disorders or disabilities.They emphasize that preserving and restoring mental health is crucial on an individual basis,as well as throughout different communities and societies the world over.