How Important Is Your Mental Health?


Aside from knowing that mental health improves the quality of our lives, what else can we further expect from it? Since excessive stress and pressure contributes to health problems, how can mental wellness help in addressing these issues?


Understanding Mental Health

The way to knowing how damaged we are is by identifying the markers of the negative impacts on our overall health. Not just physical, emotional, mental, and behavioral, but the totality of all the factors affecting our lives and decisions. Being away from anxiety, depression, addiction, excessive stress, and other psychological health problems allow us to have a better chance of living. There is peace of mind, satisfaction, and happiness in everything we do. However, that positivity is only attainable when we choose to understand what mental health means to us.

According to Carol Gooch, LPC, LMFT, “Good mental health helps you enjoy life and cope with problems. It offers a feeling of well-being and inner strength. Just as you take care of your body by eating right and exercising, you can do things to protect your mental health. In fact, eating right and exercising can help maintain good mental health.”



Choose To Be Better

  • Mental health helps strengthen our ability to grow towards making potential good life choices. Not only does it enables us to handle different cases of emotional and psychological issues, but it also maintains our proper well-being. Though it’s not always as good as what we expect it to be, it sometimes allows us to become aware of what we are capable of doing.

John Grohol, PsyD, “But it includes something else we may not always consider — mental health, just like our physical health, operates on a continuum. You can be completely disabled by problems in your mental health, lead a pretty happy and fulfilling life, or fall somewhere in-between these two extremes at different points in your life.”

  • Self-Love determines the quality of how much we care about ourselves. It is the foundation of our beliefs and hopes about positive things within us. Though sometimes we get distracted from humiliation, insults, and judgments from other people, our attitude towards loving ourselves picks us up from every rock bottom. From there, we begin to feel the sense of improvement beneath the attacks.


  • The disapproval and neglect of the surrounding people may take its toll on our overall development. If we let it affect us and allow it to destroy us mentally, things would eventually fall out of its path. However, through mental wellness, we can develop an attitude that uses the negativity on creating a better response. It allows us to steadily connect and pay attention to what we want and what we should do.


  • It may be a little odd that we feel bad about ourselves sometimes, but it is okay. The awareness of what we are going through is a sign that our mental health is in its working process to keep us better. It provides us a mental clarity even if we are in a situation where we think nothing good is going to happen. Mental health gives us a well-grounded sense of worth that can help us realize that our lives matter.



It’s not easy to attain a well-balanced life, and sometimes, our decisions can get caught up in the middle. But if we try to look at things differently and work on the process of getting positive results, we can expect things to change its course. Our mental health is essential not only for the benefit of staying healthy but also for the reason of being a fully functioning individual that cares less about stress and pressure. The reward of being mentally healthy is limitless, and the satisfaction it gives creates a different meaning in our lives.

“What is good mental health? It is the ability to be fully in reality as it is, without requiring it to be anything other than it is right now.” – Sophie Henshaw, Clinical Psychologist

Author: Marie Miguel

Professional Experience Marie Miguel has been a writing and research expert for nearly a decade; covering a variety of health-related topics. Currently, she is contributing to the expansion and growth of a free online mental health resource with With an interest and dedication to addressing stigmas associated with mental health, she continues to target subjects related to anxiety and depression specifically. As an editor, contributor, and writer for over 100 online publications Marie has covered topics related to depression, anxiety, stress, grief, various phobias, and difficult family circumstances. With regular content published on mental health authorities like TheMighty, Yahoo, GoodMenProject, ADAA, CCPA-ACCP, Silverts, AMHCA, etc... Marie has shown both her passion and dedication to discussing & educating topics related to mental health and wellness. With an understanding that there is never too much information and helpful research about mental health in all of its forms, she continues to look for new and creative ways to both start discussions & engage with others about these important topics. Before becoming an online researcher and writer, she worked as an Administrative Executive with different industries namely telecom, security workforce providers, trading companies, exclusive hotel and concierge services. After ten years of working in different industries, she decided to enter the world of freelancing in able to give more time to her precious daughter. Given this opportunity, it helped her discover and realize that she is both capable and passionate about expressing her opinions in creative and influential ways via writing. Education Marie Miguel is a loyalty awardee of St. Paul College where she spent her primary and secondary education. She holds a degree of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major in Computer Applications from De La Salle University - College of St. Benilde where she was also on the Dean's List for consecutive semesters during her college years. "My Philosophy on Mental Health & Wellness" It takes passion for being an expert researcher and writer of mental health related topics. Having lived through traumatic experiences in the past, it has become easier to express my opinions and findings I've discovered while researching a variety of situations and subjects. I aim to inspire every person that reads mental health & wellness related articles to provide hope in every struggle; just as my experiences have taught me. Additionally, I strive to contribute to the continual progression of mental health awareness by providing helpful information and significant resources to understand further the importance of keeping a healthy mind and well-being.