Mental health is the foundation for thinking, communication, learning, resilience and self-esteem. Mental health is also key to relationships, and emotional well-being in the community or society.
Mental health also includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and behave. It helps to 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.
Every “Omoluabi” (a person of good character) needs good metal health. Good mental health allows Omoluabi’s to think clearly, develop socially and learn new skills. Also, good friends and encouraging words from adults are all important in helping an Omoluabi develop self-confidence, high self-esteem, and a healthy emotional outlook on life.
Basics for an Omloluabi’s good mental health care include:
Unconditional love from family
Love, security and acceptance should be at the heart of family life
Children need to know that your love does not depend on his or her accomplishments.
Confidence grows in an environment that is full of unconditional love and affection.
To be an Omoluabi self- confidence and self-esteem must be nurtured.
Encouraging their ability, a new game helps them develop a desire to explore and learn about their new surroundings.
Parents/adult should be an active participant in their child’s activities.
Your attention helps build their self-confidence and self-esteem.
An Omoluabi needs realistic goals that match their ambitions with their abilities. They can be helped to choose activities that test their abilities and increase their self-confidence.
An Omoluabi is honest and does not hide his/her failures from others. It is important for an Omoluabi to know that we all make mistakes and that adults are not perfect.
Mental health consists of our thought-life. King Solomon admonished his son “Guard your heart above all else for it impacts everything you do”
“For as a person thinks in his heart so is he.” Our thoughts control our attitude. What you think is what you are. You are what your heart is.
“For a person thinks in his heart so is he.” Your thought controls the rest of your life. What you think is what you are. Your thoughts—positive, negative, good or bad control your attitude which lead to actions.
Some one said:
“Sow a deed reap a deed
Sow a deed reap a habit
Sow a habit, reap character
Sow a character reap a destiny”
Help is available
Without good mental health we cannot be healthy. Any parts of the body including the brain can get sick. We all experience emotional ups and downs from time to time caused by events in our lives. Good mental health is necessary for the development of good character. Seek help if any condition causes changes in your thinking, your feelings or mood so that you can develop good character.