Psychological Health And Mental Health

1164 Words Dec 5th, 2016 5 Pages
What is psychological health? I think of psychological health I think of personal mental health. Mental health is defined as “Emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.” ("What Is Mental Health? |MentalHealth.gov", 2016). Psychological health is one of the most important factors of being a fully healthy person. Often times to maintain a healthy mind, body, and soul, we have to main regular check ups, eat properly and seek medical attention and counseling when needed.
With respect to the counseling profession, mental health is a necessity that doesn’t get a lot of respect. As we know counseling has a negative stigma attached to it. We have to continue to get the message out that it is more than okay and often times necessary to seek help and counseling. There is no shame in getting the help needed and knowing that something is wrong. The strongest people are the ones that need help and get it, even though they may be nervous or embarrassed. On he contrast, shame comes from having a mental health issue and not getting the help that is needed to help deal with the problem. Often times pride gets in the way and help is refused. In some cultures it is believed that they can pray away any issues, and many prefer to handle issues within the family.
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