What are the Pillars of Mental Health?

June 7, 2022

There are two pillars of mental health that we should be aware of:  Psychological and Medical.  The first one is psychological — it is what we think about and the second one is medical — it is what we do to our body.  Both of these pillars work together which affects our lives. 

Mental health is a big topic.  We think of our mind and body as separate — but they are one.

At times we can’t control what’s going on outside of our bodies — this includes a variety of factors from weather to traffic conditions to other people’s moods and behaviour.  Your response to these stimulii activate the fight or flight response which are Parasympathetic and Sympathetic.  The sympathetic nervous system can have a negative impact on our health by altering our hormones.

It is well known that the human brain and the rest of the body work in tandem.  The brain and the body can be seen as a single unit, where the brain controls the body, and the body works to support and maintain the brain.  However, it is important to note that the brain and the body are not just one thing.

In conclusion, the first step to improving your psychological health is to improve your physical health.  We all know that if you don’t eat right and exercise, your mood will suffer.  But it’s not just food and exercise that affects your mental health.  It’s also your sleep, your social life, your relationships, your stress level, your job, your money, your self-image, your self-confidence, your happiness, your mood, your mental health, your stress level, your stress tolerance, your self-esteem, and your self worth.  These are all factors that affect your mental health.

Here at Mind Health Connect, we are ready to assist you in working on your “pillars.”

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