Mental Health : Our Emotional, Psychological, And Social Well Being

1432 Words Apr 26th, 2016 null Page
Mental health can be defined as “our emotional, psychological, and social well-being”. Our mental health affects how we think, feel, and act as individuals. It helps us handle stress (or not handle stress),relate to others (have difficulty relating to others), and make choices on a day to day basis (What Is, 2016). There are many things that contribute and shape your mental health like your biology and brain chemistry, life experiences that can be either negative and traumatic or positive and comforting, and different aspects of day to day life that cause feelings like stress, sadness, excitement, fear, isolation, love, and other feelings that all humans experience. A persons mental health can be at a state of well being with stability and a generally positive and healthy outlook on themselves and their life or it can be the opposite; having little support, a lack of stability, and causing the individual to have negative feelings and feel often down and depressed or anxious. If a person has diagnosed issues such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, or any other mental conditions that affect their thoughts, actions, and every day life, they are not considered to be mentally healthy and well. Mentally well people can identify and cope with their stressors and anxiety inducers, relate to others and maintain healthy and functional relationships, and generally have a feeling of purpose and self worth and understanding (What Is, 2016). People…

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