Your mental health influences how you think, feel, and behave in daily life. It also affects your ability to cope with stress, overcome challenges, build relationships, and recover from life’s setbacks and hardships.

Strong mental health isn’t just the absence of mental health problems. Being mentally or emotionally healthy is much more than being free of depression, anxiety, or other psychological issues. Rather than the absence of mental illness, mental health refers to the presence of positive characteristics.

People who are mentally healthy have a sense of contentment, a zest for living and the ability to laugh and have fun, the ability to deal with stress and bounce back from adversity, a sense of meaning and purpose, in both their activities and their relationships, the flexibility to learn new skills and adapt to change, a balance between work and play, rest and activity, etc., the ability to build and maintain fulfilling relationships, self-confidence and high self-esteem.

If you’ve made consistent efforts to improve your mental and emotional health and still aren’t functioning optimally at home, work, or in your relationships, it may be time to seek professional help. Our partner Mingo Health Solutions would be available to help. If you need other resources, Nevada Partners has a resource guide available on the website. Contact the crisis line or the National Suicide Prevention Line at 1800-273-8255. #mentalhealth

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