Respected principal teachers and my dear fellows. It is indeed an honor to have this opportunity to address such an esteemed gathering. The importance of mental and physical wellness is equal. It all depends on your thoughts, feelings, and actions.
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines mental health as a state of well-being in which a person reaches his full potential, is able to deal with stress in a healthy way, transforms it into something positive, and contributes to the general welfare of the community.
Being mentally healthy is being able to handle challenging situations, feel in control, self-assured, and positive about yourself, manage and express your emotions, and establish and sustain healthy relationships.
Since individuals often equate mental illness with stigma, the topic of mental illness has been difficult to discuss in society. This stigma needs to be eliminated, and we must all work together to foster an atmosphere in which people battling with mental illness can seek treatment without feeling judged.
It is crucial to realize that everyone, regardless of age, gender, or background, can have mental health concerns. Many people who suffer from various types of mental illness, such as anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, etc., frequently keep to themselves and are unable to open up about their experiences.
Genetic factors play a role in some mental health problems. This indicates that the genes from one or both of the child’s parents are what causes them. Trauma, such as abuse, bullying, or neglect, can also lead to poor mental health. This trauma may have occurred in the past or is presently occurring in your life. Our whole well-being depends heavily on our mental health, which is why it should not be ignored.
Why should we discuss it? We cannot overstate how important it is to talk about mental health, given the stigma attached to it and other misconceptions. These myths discourage people from discussing their mental health, which can result in negative mental health issues like anxiety, sadness, low self-esteem, strained social interactions, and more.
Self-care is one of the best things you can do for your mental health. This includes pastimes that assist us in unwinding and keeping a sense of balance in our lives. This can be taking a stroll through the outdoors, spending time with close friends and family, or just switching off from social media for a moment. We can improve our mental health by doing this by lowering our levels of stress and worry.
Furthermore, it is essential to spread knowledge and awareness about mental health. We will be better able to recognize when someone needs support and assistance the more we educate both ourselves and others. According to health experts, making the connection between our diet, exercise, and sleep can have a significant impact on both our physical and emotional well-being. Exercise, wholesome nutrition, cultivating a pleasant outlook on life, and wholesome company.It is crucial that we offer individuals who are struggling a listening ear, empathy, and encouragement.
These behaviors begin in childhood and continue throughout our life. Afterward, we gradually transmit it to the following generations. Consequently, leading a healthy lifestyle is truly part of a chain that links our present to our future.
Today, let’s make a commitment to taking excellent care of both our physical and emotional health. If one’s lifestyle is particularly taxing on their mind, one must alter it in order to preserve healthy mental health. Yoga, meditation, music, and reading are a few activities that are beneficial.