Can Mental Health Affect Physical Health?
What is Mental Health?
Mental health is a state of emotional and psychological well-being. Good mental health can greatly improve a person’s quality of life, while poor mental health can lead to feelings of sadness, guilt, or shame & anxiety.
How Commonly do people feel Anxious?
The world has changed a lot in the past few decades. With more and more technology entering our daily life, we are constantly getting exposed to high-stress levels. The world has changed a lot in the past few decades. With more and more technology entering our daily life, we are constantly getting exposed to high-stress levels.
Many people feel anxious from time to time but how common is it? The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) estimated that about 40 million adults aged 18 or older in the United States experience anxiety disorders each year, which is about 18% of the population.
The Importance of Mental Health
Mental health is the health of all aspects of one’s mental life.
We all go through times in our lives when we feel down, stressed, or anxious. But for some people, these feelings don’t go away and can lead to mental illnesses. Mental illnesses are the leading cause of disability worldwide and they impact more than 100 million people in North America.
Mental illness can affect anyone, regardless of race, age, gender identity, religion or culture. It’s important to take care of your mental health so that you can be your best self.
There are many reasons why people develop mental illness — genetics may play a role as well as environmental factors like stress or trauma. Mental illnesses are treatable but not curable so it’s important to be open to treatment options and speak.
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