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World Mental Health Day 2021 [10th October]

Today as we mark World Mental Health Day. 10th October 2021.

Let’s talk Mental Health.
Mental health refers to cognitive, behavioral, and emotional well-being. People sometimes use the term “mental health” to mean the absence of a mental disorder.
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.

How to look after your mental health

1. Talk about your feelings. Talking about your feelings can help you stay in good mental health and deal with times when you feel troubled.
2. Keep active.
3. Eat well.
4. Drink sensibly.
5. Keep in touch.
6. Ask for help.
7. Take a break.
8. Do something you’re good at.

5 steps to mental well-being.

1. Connect with other people. Good relationships are important for your mental wellbeing. …
2. Be physically active. Being active is not only great for your physical health and fitness.
3. Learn new skills.
4. Give to others.
5. Pay attention to the present moment (mindfulness)

Becky Ishioma Odalonu

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