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Mental Health Awareness

Posted on: Sunday, May 14th, 2023

Mental Health Awareness Week is an annual event that recognizes the importance of emotional, mental, and psychological well-being. For over two decades, this week has promoted techniques for reducing stress, highlighting the value of mental health support, and educating the public about various types of mental illness. In addition, mental health advocacy has developed over the years, to promote the human rights of persons with mental disorders and reduce hurtful mindsets, stigma and discrimination towards those that struggle with maintaining good mental health.

Worldwide, health is one of the most critical factors to be considered when developing and maintaining a nation. According to the definition of “health” put forth by the World Health Organization, health is positive physical, mental, social, and spiritual well-being, while maintaining the absence of disease. In addition, the WHO defines mental health and mental well-being as a ‘state in which a person realizes their abilities and can deal effectively with the everyday stresses of life in a way that benefits society as well as themselves.’ Mental health can be influenced by a variety of factors, including educational consequences, productive endeavours/activities, development of positive interpersonal relationships, crime rate, alcohol, and drugs. Mind is one of the centres. Unhealthy competitiveness, doubt, compulsion, cruelty, and a sense of loss destroy your mental health. The reason should be filled with calmness, happiness, confidence, self-awareness, tolerance, love, contentment, kindness, and discipline. Mental health is essential in the individuals’ and society’s development. Mental health can be reflected in personality, behaviour, interaction, and approach. Mental health also plays a significant role in shaping the outlook toward self and society. Unfortunately, studies by the World Health Organization indicate that nearly half of the world’s population has mental health problems. 

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