The COVID-19 pandemic is challenging us in ways we could never have predicted .
As news about coronavirus (COVID-19) dominate the headlines and public concern is on the rise, Mental Health would like to remind that taking care of your mental health is as important as looking after your physical health. Good mental health and positive wellbeing can help you better cope with the COVID-19 threat.
This year, many people have faced serious challenges to their mental health. Along with the health impacts of the disease, COVID-19 has led to, self and social isolation, disconnection from family and friends, quarantine and lockdowns on movement resulting in more people than ever experiencing feelings of helplessness, isolation, grief, anxiety and depression.
Keeping our mind healthy is an important part of our overall health and wellbeing.
What is mental health??
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act as we cope with life. 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 and aging.
Why is mental health important?
Mental health is important because it can help you to
1- Cope with the stresses of life.
2- Be physically healthy.
3- Have good relationships.
4- Make meaningful contributions to your community.
5- Work productively.
A few tips that can help maintain your mental health and wellbeing:
1- Spend time with friends, loved ones and people you trust.
2- Talk about or express your feelings regularly.
3- Keep active and eat well.
4- Develop new skills and challenge your capabilities.
5- Relax and enjoy your hobbies.
6- Set realistic goals.
7- Do outings to your favourite places.
8- Get enough sleep.
9- Do excercise
10- Wath movie , comedy and funs shows