What Is Mental Health?

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
Over the course of your life, if you experience mental health problems, you’re thinking, mood, and behavior could be affected. Many factors contribute to mental health problems, including:

  • Biological factors, such as genes or brain chemistry
  • Life experiences, such as trauma or abuse
  • Family history of mental health problems

Mental health problems are common and help is available. However, many people feel uncomfortable or assume a stigma when it comes to seeking help for mental health problems. People with mental health problems do get better and many recover completely.

Early Warning Signs
Not sure if you or someone you know is living with mental health problems? Experiencing one or more of the following feelings or behaviors can be an early warning sign of a problem:

  • Eating or sleeping too much or too little
  • Pulling away from people and usual activities
  • Having low or no energy
  • Feeling numb or like nothing matters
  • Having unexplained aches and pains
  • Feeling helpless or hopeless
  • Smoking, drinking, or using drugs more than usual
  • Feeling unusually confused, forgetful, on edge, angry, upset, worried, or scared
  • Yelling or fighting with family and friends
  • Experiencing severe mood swings that cause problems in relationships
  • Having persistent thoughts and memories you can't get out of your head
  • Hearing voices or believing things that are not true
  • Thinking of harming yourself or others
  • Inability to perform daily tasks like taking care of your kids or getting to work or school

Mental Health and Wellness
Positive mental health allows people to:

  • Realize their full potential
  • Cope with the stresses of life
  • Work productively
  • Make meaningful contributions to their communities

Ways to maintain positive mental health include:

  • Getting professional help if you need it
  • Connecting with others
  • Staying positive
  • Getting physically active
  • Helping others
  • Getting enough sleep
  • Developing coping skills
     
    • Why Counselling Is Important in Addiction Treatment

    Addiction Counselling helps the individual to interact with the team effectively where they can discuss their physical, social, or mental behavior and how it is impacting their life. Counselors at Smart Clinic look over all the substances that have been used. They will also keep an eye on the behavior of the individual at all times. Their first and foremost step is to consider the addictive elements that are currently present in their life. After considering all the possible factors they will start the regular session of the individual and assist the individual wherever they are facing difficulty to achieve their aim.

    Factors that affect the life of an individual are:

    • Stress, specifically impulsive life anxieties
    • Cues in some situations, like visiting any locality.
    • Social networks, like spending time with friends, colleagues & relatives

     

    These factors can create almost all tempting desires to use drugs. Counselling helps individuals to get rid of all their cravings and acquire to manage your life, without using drugs.

    • To reinforce self-esteem.
    • To discover positive ways to manage stressful actions and emotions.
    • To determine how to respond to behavioral triggers.
    • To improve practical skills for handling all your cravings.
    • To help the individual for building trust relationships with others again.
    • To become accountable and responsible for other conduct procedures.

     

    Several counseling therapies are offered, and no process is identified to be the best. Similarly, only a single approach is not appropriate for everyone with addiction. The right drug abuse treatment plan is decided according to a person’s addiction and their personal needs.

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