Mental health matters, it is a vital part of our lives. It has a great effect on not only our emotions but our physical well-being, thoughts and behavior.
There has been a rise in mental health issues since the last few years. Biological factors, traumatic life experiences, prolonged stress and social issues may lead to mental illness.
It is imperative that we deal with mental health the same way we treat physical health. Mental health affects every area of our lives.
Here is why you should prioritize mental health,
Mental health is related to physical well-being
A person in constant stress and anxiety has a weak immune system. On the other hand, staying mentally healthy helps release certain hormones that are needed for your physical well-being.
For better quality of life
An unhealthy mind is occupied with sadness, anxiety, hopelessness and worthlessness.
In this state, a person is not able to carry out his basic routine task affecting his/her quality of life. Therefore a person’s mental health matters and should be the first priority.
For maintaining good relationships
A healthy mind leads to healthy relationships. Staying calm and in a peaceful state of mind helps you feel positive. This eventually leads you to form and maintain good relationships.
Increase your productivity
Mental health issues make a person lose concentration. It is harder to multi-task and perform effectively. A mentally healthy person can focus properly and multi-task which in turn increase his/her productivity.
Mental well-being directly relates to how a person feels about himself. It helps you in forming a positive self image. Living in a healthier state of mind will help you increase your confidence and self-esteem.
“Just because no one else can heal or do your inner work for you doesn’t mean you can, should, or need to do it alone.” – Lisa Olivera
It’s time that we should now destigmatize the issues related to mental health in our society. Let us normalize talking about mental health issues, it’s treatment and seeking professional help.
Let’s remove the shame and stigma associated with mental illness. Mental health matters, now more than ever before.