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What is mental health?

Discussion in 'Health & Healing' started by Geoff-Allen, Nov 18, 2019.

  1. Geoff-Allen

    Geoff-Allen Resident megalomaniac

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    Hope you are all well!

    Here's a little something from a mental health mag in the year 2000 - by John Watkins -

    I wonder what would result if some of the qualities and characteristics listed below - which, to borrow from medical jargon, might be thought of as "symptoms" of mental health - were to be included in diagnostic check-lists. Doubtless, many supposedly "normal" people would rate very poorly at least some of the time (I certainly would) while many of those who have been diagnosed as "mentally ill" might rate very highly on at least some items:

    * Honesty with self and others

    * Gentleness, humility, patience

    * Respect for the feelings and needs of others

    * Compassionate concern for self and others

    * Spiritual awareness and sensitivity

    * Loving kindness and generosity

    * Openness, flexibility, tolerance, non-judgement

    * Reverence for the natural world

    Wishing you all the best!

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    sun rise "Let there be peace and love among all"
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    That's true mental health.
     
  3. Geoff-Allen

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    As you develop the capacity to better recognize and understand your own emotions, you’ll find it easier to appreciate how others are feeling, improving how you communicate and helping your personal and professional relationships to flourish. And as you bring stress into balance and learn to tolerate even unpleasant emotions, you’ll discover that your capacity for experiencing positive emotions has grown and intensified. You’ll find it easier to play, laugh, and experience joy. No matter how stressed or emotionally out of control you feel now, by drawing on these tools, life can and will get lighter and brighter.

    Comes from this site -

    Emotional Intelligence Toolkit

    All the best
     
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    Can You Increase Your Mental Health by Laughing at Yourself?

    Leads to this site -

    The benefits of laughter

    It’s true: laughter is strong medicine. It draws people together in ways that trigger healthy physical and emotional changes in the body. Laughter strengthens your immune system, boosts mood, diminishes pain, and protects you from the damaging effects of stress. Nothing works faster or more dependably to bring your mind and body back into balance than a good laugh. Humor lightens your burdens, inspires hope, connects you to others, and keeps you grounded, focused, and alert. It also helps you release anger and forgive sooner.

    With so much power to heal and renew, the ability to laugh easily and frequently is a tremendous resource for surmounting problems, enhancing your relationships, and supporting both physical and emotional health. Best of all, this priceless medicine is fun, free, and easy to use.

    Laughter is the Best Medicine

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