Every day, as you go about your day, your mental health is right there with you. It never leaves your side.
Mental health is your operating system. When you’re sad or dejected, your day is affected. When you’re joyful and secure, the color of your day is brighter. It’s just how it is.
Mental health is not only mental illness. Mental illness is a lack of mental health, but it exists on a spectrum, just like anything else in life.
When you think of “mental health issues,” what comes to mind?
Is it good or bad? Usually, it’s bad. That’s how most people would respond to the words “mental health issues.” But mental health issues are not inherently good or bad. They just are. It’s all about how you look at it.
And I think one of the great aims of Mental Health Awareness Month should be to get people looking at mental health issues through an unclouded lens.