S02E03 Being Proactive About Your Mental Health | Mental Health Awareness Month 2022

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.

What is it NOT?
Mental health does not mean mental illness, personality disorders, etc. and it definitely doesn’t mean you’re “crazy“.

What is mental health awareness month?
Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed in May in the United States since 1949 and was started by the Mental Health America organization. The month is observed with media, local events, and film screenings.

Being Proactive – How to look after your mental health
Source: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/how-to-mental-health
1. Talk about your feelings
2. Keep active
3. Eat well
4. Drink sensibly – If at all
5. Keep in touch
6. Ask for help Local services are there to help you.
7. Take a break
8. Do something you’re good at
9. Accept who you are
10. Care for others

You can watch the video here.

Related Videos/Links

S01E02 – Where to Get Help | Discussing Mental Health in Namibia | Taboo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFNWku_ySZc&ab_channel=NdapewoshaliNdahafaAshipala

S01E08 – Let’s Talk Personality Disorders | A Conversation with a Medical Doctor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUnFOYDxGJg&ab_channel=NdapewoshaliNdahafaAshipala

WHERE TO GET HELP 2022: https://ndapewoshaliwrites.com/2022/02/01/where-to-get-help-2022/

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