Peace of mind…! Well, it is, if truth be told, a blessing if you own tranquility of mind. A healthy mind will lead an individual to a healthy life. In this disaster -hit world, almost all of us have to pass through tribulations; hence every one of us has to go through psychological frustration, anxiety, nervousness and other mental disarrays. So if one proclaims that he is free of all worries, there are two possibilities. Either he is extremely fortunate or he is a liar!
What is mental health?
Mental health was not defined for a long time, until World Health Organization defined it in the expressions that follow:
“A state of well being, in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.”
From the above stated description, a customary and official definition, following conjectures can be made:
- Mental health is a condition of vigorous and fighting fit mind.
- Individual passes through realization of his/her knacks.
- A person, mentally healthy, can adequately and easily muddle through routine problems in daily life.
- His/ her productivity is free of adverse effects. Thus, he can execute his toil activities in an efficient approach, with an effective output.
- His/her social life is fruitful and role towards community is quite substantial.
Importance of mental health:
No matter, how important is corporeal vigor and a stout body, mental strength and fitness has its own imperative place in human life. If we turn out some folios from the past, it is clearly apparent, that many people, who were sturdy and stout physically, were found futile in physical performance. Reason at the rear is, undoubtedly, lack of mental peace.
If a person, well-equipped with mandatory skills, also having physical valor and vigor, but unfit mentally, would get his mindset sidetracked from his work and hence, will either not perform or under-perform at his duty.
Only and only, a permutation of mental and physical health can prove vital and effective at one’s job. Absence of a healthy mind can cause adverse effects on physical stature as well.
Numerous mental disorders, diagnosed in various patients are:
- Nervous breakdown
- Bipolar disorders
Various cures are available for management of mental disorders:
- Expressive therapy
- Activity therapy
- Alternative therapy
- Pastoral counseling
- Group therapy
Emotions and mental health:
Emotions and mental health go hand in hand. People who are mentally healthy are emotionally stable as compared to those who are not. It greatly affects decision making process. People, who are mentally fit, take strong, durable and effective decisions.
Mostly, when people lose their medical fitness, they are found involved in usage of narcotics, alcohol and other such harmful addictions. The driving forces behind this usage are uncontrolled emotions. So it is evident that strong mental condition ensures emotional stability and hence, strong decision making power.
Various techniques are helpful for an individual to acquire mental sharpness. Some of them are:
- Crossword puzzle
- Video games
- Card games
- Arithmetical questions
- Mental quiz
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Sandy Cary is engaged in mental health studies, at University of California. She is working behavioral health clinic. She loves to write on mental health topics. She is married and lives in California, with her daughter.