Your mental health is an important part of your well-being. This aspect of your welfare determines how you are able to operate psychologically, emotionally, and socially among others.
Considering how much of a role your mental health plays in each aspect of your life, it is important to guard and improve psychological wellness using appropriate measures.
How to Maintain Mental Health and Well-Being
Because mental health is so important to general wellness, it’s important that you take care of your mental health.
To keep mental health in shape, a few introductions to and changes to lifestyle practices may be required. This include:
- Taking up regular exercise
- Prioritizing rest and sleep on a daily basis
- Trying meditation
- Learning coping skills for life challenges
- Keeping in touch with loved ones
- Maintaining a positive outlook on life
Another proven way to improve and maintain mental well-being is through the guidance of a professional.
Talk therapy can teach you healthier ways to interact with others and coping mechanisms to try during difficult times.
Therapy can also help you address some of your own negative behaviors and provide you with the tools to make some changes in your own life.
Promotion and prevention interventions work by identifying the individual, social and structural determinants of mental health, and then intervening to reduce risks, build resilience and establish supportive environments for mental health. Interventions can be designed for individuals, specific groups, or whole populations.
Reshaping the determinants of mental health often requires action beyond the health sector and so promotion and prevention programs should involve the education, labor, justice, transport, and environment, housing, and welfare sectors. The health sector can contribute significantly by embedding promotion and prevention efforts within health services; and by advocating, initiating, and, where appropriate, facilitating multispectral collaboration and coordination