Mental Health Awareness Week
Mental Health is essential for our general wellbeing, and it is as important as physical health as they are closely linked.
There is no health without mental health.
Mental Health affects the way we think, feel and act. It helps in the way we manage stress, interact with other people and make choices. When we are in a good mental state, we can be more productive, enjoy or free time and actively contribute to the community we belong to.
Mental Health problems are not the result of personal weakness, lack of character or lack of education. Mental illness affects young and old, men and women, and does not consider nationality or ethnic roots, level of education or financial status. Each of us may feel worried or anxious.
Symptoms can affect your emotions, thoughts, or behaviours:
- The feeling of failure
- Mood swings
- Isolation from family, friends, or activities
- Fatigue, low energy, or sleep problems
- Feeling of anger, hostility, violence
- Sudden mood swings
In some cases, the symptoms of mental illness initially appear in the form of physical problems such as stomach pain, back pain or insomnia.
The benefits of taking care of our mental health:
- It helps us achieve our full potential
- It helps us understand the purpose and meaning of our actions
- It helps us to easily build healthy relationships with others
- It helps us to cope with stress, sad events that may occur
- It helps us to maintain a work-life balance
For Mental Health Awareness Week DDC team worked together to come up with 10 tips to maintain positive mental health