Fundamentals of Mental Health for teens and parents – Part Two ;
In this series of articles, we are exploring the basics of mental health from mental illness. In the first article in this two-part series, you will find the definitions of psychological health from the disease according to the Center for Disease Control. In this article, we will explore the mental health and indicators suggest that a person is healthy instead of having a disease.
As mentioned in the previous article, in general, the field of psychology has focused on diseases of the general public. There has been an exploration of what keeps people well. In fact, it has done little to protect the mental health of those who are healthy versus help free those who are suffering from mental illness. Ensuring mental health may be an area for those who work with teens to explore more closely. Adolescents are at a vulnerable stage in life and at the same time, their minds are rich with creativity, innovation and exploration. The preservation of this type of psychological well-being could be very beneficial for adolescents and could even help prevent disease later in their lives.
Fortunately, there has been no research on positive mental health. For example, experts agree that there are three areas of one’s life that make up mental health in general. These are the emotional, psychological and social well-being such as defined below:
emotional well-being -. This satisfaction is one perceives in life, your happiness, your sense of peace and ability to experience joy
psychological well-being – This includes the acceptance of self, personal growth, positive relationships, optimism about the future, and if one is open to new experiences. psychological well-being also includes feelings of hope about the life of one, feel that you have control over the environment, which has a sense of spirituality or religious connection to a higher power. Finally, this element of mental health includes having a sense of direction in life and feel that you have something to say in that direction.
Social Welfare – This aspect of mental health has to do with one’s relationship with their social environment. This means if you feel socially accepted, believes in the potential of others and society as a whole. It includes personal self-esteem and sense of usefulness to society. Finally, social welfare includes having a sense of community.
somehow related to social welfare is what many experts have realized has an effect on mental and physical health, and that is social indicators. For example, if someone has adequate housing, you feel safe in your neighborhood, you get paid what they deserve in the workplace, and has access to healthcare, all these also play a role in supporting mental health in general.
If you’re a teenager or the parent of a teenager, the above information may be useful to know. At least, it can be used to preserve your own mental health and well-being. And if you are struggling with mental illness, the information provided in this series can be used to cause mental health and disease prevention in the future.
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