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The Importance of Good Mental Health

Mental health encompasses emotional, psychological, and social well-being, influencing how people feel, act, think and relate to others. Good mental health is not the absence of any illness, but rather the capacity to work through the challenges. Healthy mental well-being leads to more productivity, higher self-esteem, and healthy relationships. As mental health often connects to physical health. Therefore, good mental health protects us from poor physical conditions, like fatigue and digestive problems.

There are many benefits to having good mental health, which include

  • Being more productive at work or school

  • Being able to communicate more effectively

  • Increase capacity to connect and develop healthy relationships

  • Develop a sense of inner peace

  • Feel more motivation

  • Increase capacity to make decision making

  • Improved moods

Many things can lead to mental health challenges. Genetic, attachment injuries or life experiences play a role in how one reacts and responds to an event or series of events. Issues or events that lead to poor mental health include but are not limited to:

  • Developmental or a single-event trauma

  • Loneliness or social isolation

  • Exposure to prolonged stress

  • Major life events like divorce or the death of a loved one

  • Life-long physical health conditions

  • Poor socioeconomic status

  • Discrimination

Poor mental health leads to poor sleeping or eating habits, withdrawal from friends and close ones, less energy, low mood, or a drop in performance at school and work. Some may even turn to substance abuse or excessive gaming, which worsens their mental health but does not solve the issues. Positive ways to cope with mental health challenges include journaling, deep breathing, exercises, and positive self-affirmations. It is also essential to reach out to someone that can support you in your challenges. You may also want to consult a professional counsellor to process your issue in a safe environment. Consulting a professional trained and equipped to help you through your challenges is an excellent first step to improving your mental health.

Restoring Peace Counselling and Consultancy offers a range of counselling and psychotherapy services for children, individuals, couples, and families. For more information, please visit or WhatsApp +65 8889 1848.

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