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YOU DON’T HAVE TO SUFFER IN SILENCE

People generally think of physical health and well-being when thinking about being healthy. However, our quality of life is greatly influenced by our mental health, which also needs to be maintained.

Mental wellness or good mental health is feeling, thinking, and interacting in ways that help you enjoy life and deal effectively with difficult situations. It is a feeling of emotional and spiritual well-being that respects the importance of culture, equity, social justice, relationships and personal dignity.

Without mental wellness, people can be unable to fulfil their full potential or play an active part in everyday life. Mental health issues can include many areas, from enhancing our emotional well-being, to treating and preventing mild to severe mental illness, to the prevention of suicide.

We live in a society that makes it difficult to relax. For most, the demands of everyday life can feel never-ending. We have become trained to equate success and happiness with achievement, so we constantly strive to do more, accomplish more, and acquire more, putting our bodies and minds under constant pressure.

Reasons you may have the inability to relax:

  • You do not know how to relax
  • You’re spending too much time on your phone
  • Your emotional brain is overactive
  • You equate your job with your self-worth
  • Your fight-or-flight response is stuck in overdrive
  • You are too busy
  • Your brain craves a dopamine rush
  • You are taking in too much news
  • You have an untreated anxiety disorder
  • You have untreated ADHD