What is mental health?

Mental Health Challenge 2021 @ritzyradhika.

A dedication towards mental health, for a healthier brain and beautiful body.

Just like our physical health, our mental health plays a vital role in our growth and development.

What is mental health?

Why there's all this gaga over it?


Defined by WHO

"A state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her abilities can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully and can contribute to his or her community".

In simple terms, it affects and reflects on how we think, act and feels from within.

Myth: Only adults; only children get affected mentally.

Mental health should be riveted on in every stage of life, from childhood to adolescence.

Your mental health defines your ability to handle stress, how you relate to others, do you make healthy choices, do you think positive.

Myth: People think it is weakness, that you're mad. You're mentally ill.

Yes, if you're not doing well with your mental health, you're going through mental illness. However, like other illnesses even, this can be cured. And the best part is you don't require any medicine. You can do practical things/ activities and be a better person mentally.

Have a happier mind!

Have a healthier brain!

Mental health illness may include an umbrella of health conditions from eating disorders to sleeping disorders, to mood swings and more. Whatever the case may be, if the results include stagnant movements, constant worry and no actions, long-lasting sadness and procrastination, no drama or too much drama in life for an unnecessary reason, complete social withdrawal then, it's time to get yourself healed.

Now, that you know about mental health and what it is here's a checklist for self–checkup mental health.

Check-list for mental health:

  1. When did I last take a shower?

  2. Have I had enough sleep?

  3. What is taking most of my headspace?

  4. Was I kind to people who I met for the past 24 hours?

  5. Have I connected with someone I love or care about the most?

  6. Have I been constantly comparing my life with others?

  7. How do I feel physically and mentally?

  8. When did I last have a whole meal?

  9. Can I openly talk about my feeling with someone I trust?

  10. Am I a couch potato and procrastinate things?

If most of your answers are damaging you or not done then it's time to get yourself checked, speak to a professional who can help.

Please don't sulk into your thoughts keeping yourself aloof will further have consequences.

Please don't motivate hatred or withdrawal from people.

Look around! There's someone who can help. Find the right person. Educate yourself more on this topic.

Myth: Mental health is rare.

"Don't feel shy".

It's normal. It happens to everyone some or another time your comeback is essential.

It's about the right approach. What do you do? What efforts do you take after you know mental health is affected by some or multiple reasons.

Your mental health can leave you exhausted all the time. It's hard to accept and even harder to break the chain of thoughts.

Now, I'm going to share the most widely asked question.

Should you go to a therapist? Not necessary.

Not everyone needs a therapist. You can self-heal by considering certain things.

What steps?

What should I do?

Should I google? But then, there's so much information overload to get stressed if I don't find the immediate answer.

Here's what I want to suggest:

Stay tunes on this page!

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We're all in the same boat, while I'm taking a challenge this October on Mental Health. Let's dive in, take some effort, do the little things and see if there are outstanding changes.

If not, it is a ring for the therapist.

All I want to say at the end is,

It might be backbreaking today but easy tomorrow and hard again the next day.

I cannot expect myself to be the same every day.

What's important is, meeting my true self and meeting myself where I am.


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