What is Mental Health and how do we as society define it?

What is Mental Health and how do we as society define it?

Mental Health is the ultimate state of our emotional, physiological and social well-being. It reflects our actions, our behavior towards an issue and towards others. Your Mental Health effects your day-to-day life and your approach to it.

Having stable Health is important to all age groups from childhood to adults to old age.

There may be many factors that might cause and contribute, some of them are:

  • Biological issues
  • Day-to-day life experiences,
  • Abuse
  • Family history.
What is Mental Health and how do we as society define it?
What is Mental Health and how do we as society define it?

Signs that someone are facing Mental Health issues:

  • Lack of sleep and over eating
  • Avoiding people
  • Putting away the usual and daily tasks
  • Self-harming
  • Abusing others or self
  • Having less or no feeling at all.
  • Feeling numb
  • Unable to explain the health issues
  • Less self confidence
  • Having anger issues with family

These are the few of many symptoms to identify a person who is facing it

We have people around us who might be going through some problems but they hardly open up about such things. And sometimes we tend to joke it off even if someone tries to speak up. Help is available easily, thanks for the awareness created online and offline.

Few of the many benefits with the positive Mental Health:

  • Cope with stress easily than the last time
  • Know their full ability and protentional
  • Become more productive
  • Contribute more towards family as well as community.

How to maintain a positive Mental Health after recovering?

  • Get help again if needed.
  • Socialize a lot.
  • Be open about how you feel.
  • Don’t suffer inside.
  • Be physically active, helps in anxiety.
  • Be positive and spread positive ideas.
  • Help others who you think need help.
  • Listen to more people
  • Share your story and journey of coping with it.
What is Mental Health and how do we as society define it?
What is Mental Health and how do we as society define it?

I would talk more about Mental Health in detail in coming posts.

This blog post is a part of CauseAChatter by BlogChatter.

‘This blog post is part of the blog challenge ‘Blogaberry Dazzle’ hosted by Cindy D’Silva and Noor Anand Chawla in collaboration.’ 

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40 Comments

  1. A strong mental health is very imporant for th eproper functioning. It has its effects on every part of our life. With a positive mental health, everything seems possible.

    1. This blog is very informative and helpful. Mental health deserves attention and this blog definitely helps.

    2. Mental wellbeing needs a lot of attention and openness and space to talk about it so people can understand it better and work oj it.

  2. Menatl Health needs awareness and the more we talk and write about it, the better acceptance it gets. Lets treat this as any other illness. I would say “Share and Seek help as every story matters”.

    1. I always feel good when someone write about mental health issues and how to cope up. This is way we are making it normal and creating awareness

  3. yes mental health is most important part of our overall health. and each one should take good care of their mental health by managing their stress level and keeping themselves surrounded with positive people.

  4. Awareness about a problem is very essential to find a solution to it. Very apt and detailed perspective of looking at it

  5. I am glad that so many of us are talking about Mental Health. No amount of awareness is enough. Your detailed post is food for thought, and made for a very insightful read.

    1. It’s a great topic for awareness… everyone needs it. Thank you for sharing the pointers.

  6. Mental health problem is such serious issue these days as we are all busy with our work, busy in rat races and so that we can’t take our will out properly. Isolated lifestyles, busy schedules make everyone stressed and for that this issue has increased. Really great to read your thought on the same.

  7. Mental health is a topic that needs to spoken about openly. I’m glad that you shared the symptoms as well as pointers for positive mental health.

    1. It is so important for mental health issues to come to the forefront and be addressed. The more we talk about them, the easier it becomes for those dealing with them. At least it helps remove the social stigma attached to mental health issues. So good of you to talk about it here.

  8. Yes, Mental health is above all and I am glad we are now giving more importance to Mental health. Loved the post and the way you explained Mental health in a detailed and easy way.

  9. It’s a great topic to create awareness as everyone goes through it in a big or small way at some point in their lives. Thank you for the pointers… looking forward to indepth info😊

  10. Mental health can affect daily living, relationships, and physical health. Taking care of one’s mental health can help one’s ability to enjoy life. To do so, we must strike a balance between our daily activities, responsibilities, and efforts to improve our psychological resilience. Very well explained.

  11. A very important post. I am from a generation that did not give importance to mental health. It is good to see things changing now. We need to make it comfortable for people to open up about their issues.

  12. Mental Health is an important topic and it is yet to be not seen as a taboo in India. I believe one should take breaks just like sick leaves to make one MENTALLLY HEALTHY!

  13. This one’s a very well-rounded and a very concise introductory post for someone who needs to understand what mental health is and why it is important. Kudos!

  14. Mental health is a condition that tends to be pushed under the carpet, because of how society perceives it. Creating awareness about this is really important and your post is really helpful in this direction.

  15. This topic needs to be discussed more openly in every family without any tabboo. Mental health is as important as physical health and your physical health is somewhere related to your mental health also. I will follow all your posts on the same as I myself had faced a mental breakdown very recently and I was lucky to have a friend who supported me throughout.

  16. How much ever we taslk of mental health is lkesss.I suffer from chronic depresssion and I talk about it openly.I am really haszppy to read your post;.

  17. Mental health talks have become open now. People no longer feel shy to share their problems and seek. Help. Glad people are opening up now.

  18. It is nice that more people are talking of mental health. Looking forward to more posts.

  19. Mental health awareness us scarce even now. You have addressed the right issue with the right words.

  20. Mental health is a topic that needs to be discussed more by Indians as it is a very real issue. Thank you for sharing this, it is a step in the right direction

  21. I can so relate to each and every word you have written, thanks to PPD, Been there and it was damn difficult without any help and not knwoing what it was and how to deal with it. This is such a helpful article I would certainly like to share this with my near and dearones.

  22. A very important post, particulalrly about maintaining positive mental health after recovering. Although we have more awareness around mental health, it is still a taboo to talk about it in most families.

  23. If more and more people come out and tak about it, more awareness can be raised. Since I am associated with a mental health org., I realize how many people still shy away from it. A much needed post.

    1. While these tips are extremely relevant and pratical, I feel mental health is a spectrum and not black and white. For me at least, I feel on the top of the world on some days, while I don’t feel like getting up on other.

  24. You have explained about the mentle health in a very detailed manner. I understood each and everything about the mentle health. Through this post more and more awareness and information about the mentle health would have spreaded among the people.At last, a very informative post.Thank you!

  25. I agree. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.

  26. Kudos on your subject of choice. We need more people to talk honestly and freely about mental health. More power to you!

  27. Mental health is a very important topic that we all need to know nowadays. Would love to read more about this in your upcoming posts.

  28. I’m glad that you shared the symptoms as well as pointers for positive mental health.Would love to read more about this in your upcoming posts.

  29. Ever since the pandemic reared its ugly head, many people have talked of mental health issues more openly. I think these issues should not be ignored. Proper medical intervention is the need of the hour.

  30. Happy that you went out of your way to research and write something so good. I am sure it is going to be quite helpful to the readers

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  32. Mental health is a serious issues and everybody should talk about it openly . After the pandemic I am glad that everyone is talking about it more openly .

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  34. I’m glad you’ve chosen to raise awareness on this important subject.

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