Some people can have good physical health their entire lives, while others could be plagued with chronic illness. Those with chronic illness would make changes in order to accommodate the diagnosis but continue to live a happy life. However, they could still have episodes where their disease brings with it challenges. Mental illness is no different. Being diagnosed with a mental illness does not mean that your life holds no value, or that you will not live a good, happy life like the next person, it simply means that you need to adjust your lifestyle to accommodate your illness. The first step to dealing and taking charge of mental illness starts with maintaining good mental health.
What’s The Difference?
There is a difference between mental health and mental illness, although, despite the differences, there are also intricate ways in which the two interact. “Mental health includes multiple aspects of our wellbeing; it affects our thinking, our behavior and how we feel.” according to Dina Alkhoury, PsyD. Continue reading “Mental Health: Acceptance Begins With Understanding”