What dose it really mean though.?
Your mental health is an essential part of your overall wellbeing: being comfortable, healthy and happy.
Mental health is more than the absence of mental ill health. The World Health Organisation defines mental health as a “state of wellbeing in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.”
Signs and symptoms something may be out of balance:
Withdrawal — Recent social withdrawal and loss of interest in others
Drop in functioning — An unusual drop in functioning, at school, work or social activities, such as quitting sports, failing in school or difficulty performing familiar tasks
Problems thinking — Problems with concentration, memory or logical thought and speech that are hard to explain
Increased sensitivity — Heightened sensitivity to sights, sounds, smells or touch; avoidance of over-stimulating situations
Apathy — Loss of initiative or desire to participate in any activity
Feeling disconnected — A vague feeling of being disconnected from oneself or one’s surroundings; a sense of unreality
Illogical thinking — Unusual or exaggerated beliefs about personal powers to understand meanings or influence events; illogical or “magical” thinking typical of childhood in an adult
Nervousness — Fear or suspiciousness of others or a strong nervous feeling
Unusual behavior – Odd, uncharacteristic, peculiar behavior
Sleep or appetite changes — Dramatic sleep and appetite changes or decline in personal care
Mood changes — Rapid or dramatic shifts in feelings
What we can do :
- Build your energy with specific Qigong postures
- Reassess your eating habits and avoid cold foods and drinks
- Take an honest assessment of your stress levels
- Work with an acupuncturist to help build and balance your energy
- Suggest certain herbal supplements to aid nutrient deficiencies
- Build a personalised anti stress and relaxation program.