Health can only be achieved when a person’s physical, mental and social conditions are in a state of well-being. This concept is crucial since being healthy involves more than just not having any diseases. Before mental health was underestimated by society, the negative stigma that is always associated with those who have mental health disorders is the reason. It’s so bad, that the sufferers who should be helped are even considered possessed to the point of being shunned by society! Let’s start our little movement by motivating through words, such as written in a mug as our product of Mental Health Mug.
Until finally the term mental health emerged which was first used by the American philosopher, William Sweetzer in 1843. Isaac Ray, one of the founding members of the American Psychiatric Association, later gave the phrase a precise meaning, defining it as the “craft of conserving the mind against all episodes and circumstances destined to weaken its qualities, impair its energies, or derange its motions.”
Why is maintaining mental health important?
Health includes physical, mental, and social life, and those three are interconnected and inextricably linked. The proof is, that researchers have found that mental health problems will cause changes in a person’s body system.
These changes include:
1. Increased inflammation
2. Changes in heart rate and blood circulation
3. Abnormal stress hormones
4. And changes in metabolism as in people at risk of diabetes
Changes in the system of the body can reduce a person’s immune response. As a result, the risk of developing chronic diseases is increased. Researchers also linked mental and physical health to the following associations:
1. Poor mental health is a factor in chronic illness.
2. People with serious mental health disorders are at high risk for chronic disease.
3. People with chronic illnesses are at high risk for mental health disorders.