What is wellbeing?

Mental health is an integral part of our overall health. Society generally believes that health is a biological and physical thing: the condition of our body, the healthly eat, and the physical exercise we do. However, there is a lack of a key component of health. This is mental health, including our inner workings and the way we describe our way of life.

There are some features related to human well-being.

      • Self-Acceptance
      • Sense of self as part of  something greater
      • Knowing and using our unique character strengths
      • Desire for continued growth
      • Having and pursuing interests

There are 4 main factors related to mental wellbeing 

Sleep

  • Everybody needs proper sleep.
  • It helps us to repair and restore brain functions, our muscles, immune systems and various other hormones.
  • Average sleep hours is 8 hours.
  • It depends on person’s schedule. If there is poor sleep, it effects to decrease in mental function physical tension a lack of awareness and attention to the world around us.

Nutrition

There are 4 component in nutrition

  • Carbohydrates
  • Protein
  • Vitamins
  • Fat

To have a balanced diet for good mental health person should add these 4 components of nutrition to his/her daily diet and should avoid junk food which makes a person stressful and unfit.

 

Work

Person should at least work 8 hours. It is very important to adjust the working schedule. 

Relaxation

Relaxation means the body and mind are free from tension or anxiety. To have complete relaxation a person needs to take a break from his /her stressful life. Therefore he/she may try to do the following

  • Have a bath or shower
  • Talk with your family members or with your friends
  • Have a sleep
  • Visit to a religious place

The following factors also help improve mental health

  • Physical exercises
  • Personal hygiene
  • Abstaining from alcohol, drugs and smoking 

 Factors that harm mental wellbeing

  • Heavy drinking drugs and smoking 
  • Different types of abuse (physical, emotional, sexual)
  • Mental turmoil due to war situations
  • Stressful environment
  • Physical illnesses (chronic illness)
  • Physical disabilities 

People with anxiety or depression get up every day, they can create a day's goal, and take a small step toward it, and acknowledge the courage and progress at the end of the day. 

Mission : Fulfilling the mental health information needs of public through increased access to accurate information effectively and efficient delivered with established ethics.
Vision : The realization of optimum mental health of Sri Lankan community.

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