Healthcare providers generally agree that mental health includes your emotional, mental, and social relationship well-being.
Mental health is important at every stage of one’s life . It affects us from childhood to adolescence and through out our senior years.
Mental Health affects how you think, feel, and act. It also helps to influence how you handle stress, relate to others and make choices in living your everyday life and purpose.
Over time, inability to handle stress and neglect of one’s mental health can impact all aspects of your thinking, mood, and behavior. Recently there is also evidence that your mind affects your bodily functions and physical health and well-being. The reverse is also true, chronic illness, as well as autoimmune disease, can trigger and contribute to increase mental health stress and problems.
Factors influencing mental health
According to the Pastoral Medical Association, and the latest research from Bruce Lipton, Ph.D., many factors influence a person’s mental health. Bruce Lipton,Ph.D. a cell biologists has concluded that it is a person’s perceptions that affects his biology not his/her DNA. Other factors contributing to mental health include:
- Biological Factors, Such as Your Brain Chemistry and/or Genes
- Life Experiences, Such as Past Trauma or Abuse You May Have Experienced
- Family History of Mental Health wth Dysfunctional Relationship Problems
- Unresolved Shame or Grief Issues with Limiting Beliefs
- Present and Past Stressors and Traumatic Events.
- Present and Past Unresolved Relationship Issues with Tension /Conflicts.
In general, ultimate mental health is a sense of unity or inherent integration of one’s mind, body and spiritual functioning and well-being, which includes one’s confidence, and self-esteem. It enables you to have an expanded awareness and fully enjoy and appreciate other people, day-to-day living experiences and deeply appreciate a greater significance of people, places and things greater events in your surroundings as well as individual relationships. Individuals who are mentally healthy:
• Know how to resolve physical, emotional, mental relationship stress issues.
• Experience greater aliveness, freedom, confidence and joy.
• Have more fulfilling supportive meaningful relationships.
• Experience greater creativity, resourcefulness and enjoy peak experiences.
• Enjoy self-confidence and improve performances with optimum learning.
• Experience Self Empowerment Freedom of Choice with Positive Visioning and Goal Setting.
All of Which Allows You To:
- Form Positive Relationships
- Use Your Abilities to Express Authentic Feelings, Thoughts, Dreams.
- Use Your Abilities to More Deeply Connect To Others with Appreciation, Compasssion and Love.
- Develop Meaningful Positive Support Systems to Maximize Your Success and Full Potential,
- Use Available Resources to Deal More Effectively with Life’s Challenges.
In Contrast, Poor Mental Health Can Result in Symptoms Such As:
- Lacking Motivation, Inspiration, Drive or Pleasure in Activities.
- Experiencing a Void or Having Low or No Energy.
- Experiencing Explosive Anger or Hostility Towards Family and Friends
- Withdrawing From Relationships and Usual Activities
- Feeling Isolated, Alone, and/ or Lonely
- Focus on Keeping Self-Distracted or Constant Business.
- Having Unexplained Aches and Pains
- Eating or Sleeping Too Much or Too Little
- Using Alcohol or Drugs More than Usual
- Inability to Perform Normal Daily Tasks
- Feeling Helpless, Overwhelmed or Hopeless and Victimized
- Feeling Numb, Unworthy or Guilty or Like Nothing Matters
- Feeling On edge, Angry, Anxious, Upset, Worried, or Scared
- Feeling Unusually Confused, Lacking Focus and/or Forgetful
- Experiencing severe mood swings or Obsessive Ruminations
- Having Thoughts of Harming Yourself or Others
If you feel your mental health has been compromised it’s important to get support as soon as possible. There are many alternative and complimentary therapies and natural things you can do to restore balance, without the use of expensive pharmaceutical drugs.
For example, seeing a nutritionist to balance your diet and/or getting support to remove limiting beliefs, negative behavior habits can also make a hugh difference is y0ur mental functioning and problem solving. And exploring your ultimate purpose and meaning in life can also be influential in terms of contributing to self-love, self-care, eating healthy meals, exercising regularly, getting sufficient sleep, learning new skills for managing stress effectively and learning self-renewing skills with Mind, Body, Spirit Integration and Healing with Spiritual Counseling or Faith Based Counseling can help.
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