We know that mental health is defined as a state of well-being, where each individual realises his or her own potential, is able to cope with stress associated with daily life and who can work productively.
But to have good mental health, we must first be mentally aware, in other words have mental health awareness. Mental health must be centred around our physical, mental and social wellbeing and be free of disease. When we have good mental health, we will maintain good physical health.
Mental health awareness is important because without being aware of mental health and how it works, we will never have full mental health. We must be aware and continue to make ourselves aware of the importance of mental health. I’m not sure how many of us think of our lives in that way.
A brain injury that directly affects the brain chemistry can contribute to mental illness. It is the reason I deal with generalised anxiety disorder. For those like me who deal with a brain injury, it becomes more important for us to know that we must sort out our emotions.
When we consciously continue to make ourselves aware of mental health and we take care of any issues, mental health and having mental health awareness becomes easier.