Yes, your mental health is important. Just as important as your physical health.

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Alam mo ba that despite national suicide prevention efforts worldwide, 1 person still takes his or her own life every 40 seconds and it is the 2nd leading cause of death among 15-29 year-olds according to the World Health Organization (WHO)?

This is the issue that the world is battling now and sadly, there are people who still treat mental health as less important.

But before we dig right into it, you need to know the difference between mental health and mental illness because most of the time people use it interchangeably.

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To break it to you, everyone has mental health.

Mental health “is the overall wellness of how you think, regulate your feelings, and behave,” says Mayo Clinic.

Now, may mga times where you will have concerns about your mental health because hindi naman talaga maiiwasan to feel all sorts of negative emotions in life such as getting stressed, sad, or angry, but you will eventually cope with it.

But if nagpatuloy ito to the point that it’s beginning to seriously affect your mood, thinking, behavior, and your ability to function in your day-to-day activities, then you may have mental illness. Just keep in mind that only a mental health professional such as a psychiatrist or psychologist can diagnose you, Mayo Clinic said.

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Just like when you’re sick in your body, hindi ka makapag-perform like you used to because you’re not feeling well. You may have to take over-the-counter medications, you might have to stay at home, and you may have to go to the doctor immediately para malaman mo ang totoong dahilan kung bakit ka may sakit.

Pero bakit kapag mental well-being na ng tao ang concern, it seems like it does not deserve the same level of treatment?

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Mental and physical health are not disconnected.

In fact, sabi ng Mental Health Foundation, “Poor physical health can lead to an increased risk of developing mental health problems. Similarly, poor mental health can negatively impact on physical health, leading to an increased risk of some conditions.”

“Just as a broken foot will worsen if you do not treat it, emotional injuries and mental health injuries can get worse if we ignore them,” says Cori Dixon-Fyle, LCSW, in article Your Mental Health is Just as Vital as Your Physical Health by Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. of Psych Central.

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Are you battling with mental illness or know someone who is?

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Taking care of your physical health is just as important as your mental health. With 1 person committing suicide every 40 seconds worldwide, you have a part to play and a call to break the mental health stigma.

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