What is mental health?

Mental health is all about how we think, feel and our behaviour, it can affect our daily living, relationships, and physical health.

 

So looking after our own mental health is very important and in doing so involves reaching a balance between life activities, responsibilities, and efforts to achieve psychological resilience.

Influences within people’s lives, interpersonal connections, and physical factors can all contribute to mental health disruptions. Common factors such as stress and unbalanced life styles can lead into depression and anxiety, affecting our health and well-being disrupting our individual routines. Specialists may refer mental health to cognitive, behavioural, or emotional well-being third persons.

In 2017, an estimated 11.2 million adults in the U.S., or about 4.5% of adults, had a severe psychological condition, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

People should look out for the following as possible signs of a mental health disorder:

  • Withdrawing from friends, family, and colleagues

  • Avoiding activities that they would normally enjoy

  • Sleeping too much or too little

  • Eating too much or too little

  • Having consistently low energy

  • Using mood-altering substances, including alcohol and nicotine, more frequently

  • Displaying negative emotions

  • Being confused

  • Being unable to complete daily tasks, such as getting to work or cooking a meal

  • Having persistent thoughts or memories that reappear regularly

  • Thinking of causing physical harm to themselves or others

  • Hearing voices

  • Experiencing delusions

 

Do you feel like you suffer with any of these symptoms validate your symptoms with our Mood Calculator 

This website is not a medical service, it is designed to provide general support & info on issues relevant to mental health.