SO WHAT IS MENTAL HEALTH?

Mental Health
The sharpness of the mind in recognizing the difference between survival and harmful elements, solving problems relating to survival, and using the correct estimation of effective action required to resolve them. Someone in good shape, is able to create and carry out projects, help others and thrive in life. 

Good Mental Health
The ability to see one's environment clearly. To make decisions, and to act on them, resulting in oneself, one's family and others around him surviving well and being happy.

Poor Mental Health
The inability to see one's environment as is, and unable to make decisions that aid, but only harm oneself, and/or others, and hampering one's survival, happiness, and creativity.

Is Mental Health a disease?
No. This is like saying Physical Health is a disease. It is a term used in observing the condition of the mind.

The Brain
People can, and have, lost much of their brain without their personality (mind) being affected at all.  It can be physically damaged or diseased, as in Dementia or Brain Cancer. This can affect the function of the body. Any neurological problems can be measured and seen using tests. 

Management Vs Cure

Often, someone is said to be cured when they are actually on medical drugs. This is misleading, as a cure would indicate the person is not reliant on any aid in order to function normally. But for someone who is on drugs to have normal function, they are dependent on those drugs, such as Warfarin, prescribed as a blood thinner for heart disease. Therefore, someone needing constant medical management is not cured. Drugs that support a vital function of the body, can be truly life saving. But in solving mental health problems, drugs only dull the mind, doing the opposite of what's needed, and are often used for decades offering no actual cure, with the person becoming hooked and experiencing a loss of his creativity and drive. Sadly, the mental health issues actually worsen. Over time the person's mental resilience is worn down from the continual drugging. The solution to problems concerning one's mental health should be a solid cure, that requires no further reliance on any aids of any kind. The person should be returned to a normal, healthy, happy, well-functioning and alert state. 


Chemicals In The Brain

There is no way to test chemicals in the brain, although, this term is commonly incorrectly used in relation to determining and diagnosing mental health problems. The brain can be adversely affected physically by other physical health factors that can be easily remedied by addressing the same, such as mineral deficiencies solved by taking mineral supplements.


Some things that can negatively affect your Mental Health:

Bad Health

Pain
Tiredness
Poor Diet
Drinking to Excess
Eating to Excess
Processed Foods
Sugar Intolerance
Artificial Sweeteners
Inflammation

Chemical Toxicity

Glyphosate Toxicity (Weed Killer)
Poor Gut Health

Low Cholesterol

Hormone Imbalances

Vitamin Deficiencies

Low Omega-3 Fatty Acid Levels

Medication Side Effects
Screen Time

Negative Media Attention

Negative Social Media Attention
Bereavement
Pharmaceutical Drugs

Psychiatric Injury
Recreational Drugs
Lack of Solutions to a Problem
Work Difficulties
Too Many Unresolved Problems
Boredom
Criticism
Lack of Problems (Games)
Not Enough Activity
Not Enough Action
Not Enough Pleasure
Not Enough Excitement
A Failure
Unemployment
Loss
Lack of Goals
Criminal Activity
Familial Problems
Relationship Problems
Betrayal
Deceit
Physical Impairments
Money Problems

Poor Money Management
Debt
Disability
Loneliness
Poor Self Image
Low Morale

Discrimination

Bullying

Stress

Physical problems, like an infection in the stomach which can cause one to feel anxious, or someone experiencing hallucinations due to bacteria present in his urinary system, are problems relating to everyday life, things we may all experience of the many obstacles we face. Good mental acuity is therefore crucial in detecting and resolving any issue swiftly and fully. Any dulling of one's mental sharpness is the exact opposite of what it takes to resolve a problem. Service members and veterans, and their family members are particularly vulnerable. Sedation, alcohol, or drugs all inhibit your ability to get back on track and get your affairs in order, and should be avoided when tackling mental health issues, such as feeling low from bad news, returning from service, or the shock associated with the death of a loved one.

Because sometimes we just need to keep it simple.

 

BECAUSE SOMETIMES

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