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Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices.1 Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.” (CDC)

Mental health is important not only for school, but sports and social life. If your mental health isn’t maintained then it would be harder to focus. Not maintaining your mental health can and will affect your emotions as well as your actions. You may start feeling sad and down, no concentration, you withdraw yourself from friends and family, etc. Mental health is a key component that you need to tend to on a daily/weekly basis.

To be able to maintain your mental health you need to value yourself and take care of yourself. To value yourself you need to treat yourself with kindness and respect and not self criticize. To take care of yourself you need to take care of my body and eat healthy and stay active. You should surround yourself with good people and family. Be surrounded by those who you love and those who love and support you. You should be able to maintain your stress and be able to talk things out when it is needed.

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November 18, 2022 7:25 pm

Dear Nyalok,

I am intrigued by your post, “Mental Health,” because our mind is a very powerful thing to us. In addition to this, if we do not take care of our mental health, it can lead to us having a negative outlook on life. Furthermore, it is very important for school life and our home life.

One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is, “To be able to maintain your mental health you need to value yourself and take care of yourself.” I think this is a powerful sentence because when you do not value yourself, you become less of value to other people as well.

Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because you talk about very important things. Also due to the fact that mental health is a very important subject and it should be talked about more.

Vanessa Hamilton

November 15, 2021 11:19 pm

I actually just had a coaching session on the importance of self-validation as it relates to mental health. Often, we see the things we do as normal and not worthy of praise so when it comes time to actually celebrating our wins, we don’t necessarily see the point in doing so. This affects our mental health because we are not loving ourselves in the way that we should be.

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