PART 1 | What is Mental Health?

THE ADVANTAGES OF MENTAL HEALTH
SUPPORT IN THE WORKPLACE

WHAT IS MENTAL HEALTH?

Mental health: 

emotional, psychological, and social well-being (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2019)

Well-being:

a state of living encompassing all factors that affect one's physical, mental, social, and spiritual health 

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Research
AND ANALYSIS

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services wrote that mental health affects the way people think, feel, and act, and it is a determinant for how stress is handled, how people relate to others, and how choices are made (2019).

HOW MENTAL HEALTH AFFECTS US

BENEFITS OF MAINTAINING POSITIVE MENTAL HEALTH

Maintaining positive mental health allows one to understand their capabilities, cope with stress, work productively, and make contribute to the community (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, 2019).

HOW TO MAINTAIN POSITIVE MENTAL HEALTH

  • Help others

  • Get enough sleep

  • Accumulate coping skills 

  • Obtain professional help

  • Make connections with others

  • Keep a positive outlook

  • Stay physically active

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, 2019

Coping skills can include activities such as meditation, yoga, physical or creative activities, and other ways of decompression and relaxation (Scharff Ph.D, 2019).

FACTORS OF WELL-BEING

Waller Wellness Center, 2019

  • Self-perceived health

  • A long life

  • Healthy behaviors

  • Mental and physical illness

  • Social connections

  • Productivity

  • Factors in physical and social environments

Healthy behaviors involve nutrition, exercise, sleep, and other physical health-related actions.

PHYSICAL AND SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT FACTORS

Current Environment

  • Air pollution

  • Diet

  • Social participation and integration

  • Support

  • Trust

  • Control

  • Rewards

National Research Council, 2013


PART 2 | Workplace Mental Health