INTRODUCTION TO MENTAL HEALTH

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 Mental health refers to a person’s overall psychological and emotional well-being. It encompasses a wide range of factors, including how individuals feel about themselves, how they cope with stress and challenges, how they relate to others, and how they handle their emotions. 

        Good mental health allows individuals to function effectively in their daily lives, to form positive relationships, to work productively, and to make meaningful contributions to their communities.

Factors that Contribute in Mental Health 

        Mental health can be affected by a variety of factors, including genetics, life experiences, and environmental influences. Mental health disorders can develop when these factors combine in ways that disrupt a person’s ability to think, feel, and behave in a healthy manner. Common mental health disorders include anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and substance use disorders.

Treatment

 1.    Treatment for mental health disorders can include medication, psychotherapy, counseling, and other interventions. 

2.    Maintaining good mental health requires a combination of self-care practices.

  • Enough sleep
  • Exercising regularly
  • Eating a healthy diet 
  • Seeking support from loved ones and mental health professionals when needed.
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