Nowadays, we often worry about our physical health, and, in that process, our mental health is overlooked. Science proves that mental health can also lead to better physical health, but the overall population in this world has surprisingly insufficient knowledge about psychological health.
What Is Mental Health?
Mental health includes our 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.
Throughout your life, if you experience mental health problems, your thinking, mood, and behavior could be affected. Many factors contribute to mental health problems
Benefits of Positive Mental Health
Just as physical fitness helps our bodies to stay strong, mental fitness helps us to achieve and sustain a state of good mental health. When we are mentally healthy, we enjoy our life and environment and the people in it. We can be creative, learn, try new things, and take risks. We are better able to cope with difficult times in our personal and professional lives. We feel the sadness and anger that can come with the death of a loved one, a job loss or relationship problems, and other difficult events, but in time, we can get on with and enjoy our lives once again.
Nurturing our mental health can also help us combat or prevent the mental health problems that are sometimes associated with chronic physical illness. In some cases, it can prevent the onset or relapse of a physical or mental illness. Managing stress well, for instance, can have a positive impact on heart disease.
Ways to Maintain Positive Mental Health
Not sure if you or someone you love is living with mental health problems? Experiencing one or more of the following feelings or behaviors can be an early warning sign of a problem:
- Getting professional help if you need it
- Connecting with others
- Staying positive
- Getting physically active
- Helping others
- Getting enough sleep
- Developing coping skills
- Having a healthy diet
How to Take Control of Your Stress
Stress is a fact of life. No matter how much we might long for a stress-free existence, the fact is, stress is necessary. It’s how we respond to stress that can negatively affect our lives.
Stress is defined as any change that we have to adapt to. This includes difficult life events (bereavement, illness) and positive ones. Getting a new job or going on vacation are certainly perceived to be happy occurrences, but they, too, are changes, also known as stress, that require some adaptation.
Learning to cope effectively with stress can ease our bodies and our minds. Meditation and other relaxation methods, exercise, and visualization are all helpful techniques for reducing the negative impact of stress. Visiting a psychiatric center can also help manage your stress. Psychologists can listen and advise for the benefit of your mental health.
Warning Signs of Mental Health Problems
- Eating or sleeping too much or too little
- Pulling away from people and usual activities
- Having low or no energy
- Feeling numb or like nothing matters
- Having unexplained aches and pains
- Feeling helpless or hopeless
- Smoking, drinking or using drugs more than usual
- Feeling unusually confused, forgetful, on edge, angry, upset, worried, or scared
- Yelling or fighting with family and friends
- Experiencing severe mood swings that cause problems in relationships
- Having persistent thoughts and memories, you can’t get out of your head
- Hearing voices or believing things that are not true
- Thinking of harming yourself or others
- Inability to perform daily tasks like taking care of your kids or getting to work or school
Why Phyathai 1?
Our Psychiatric Center provides a comprehensive and personal approach to the evaluation and treatment of mental & behavioral health care, including general mental health issues and psychiatric disorders.
- Mental illness
- Mood Disorders
- Anxiety Disorders
- Sleep Disorders
- Psychiatric Treatments
- Bipolar disorder
People are often ashamed to see a therapist because they feel like everyone else has everything together, and seeing a therapist means they are weak. In reality, everyone struggles with their inner life.
We feel heavily pressured because we only see a glimpse of others’ lives and falsely assume that everyone is fine. If I’m not fine, I’m different and weak. So, we never address our inner issues. People perceive the world like that until they succumb to stressful life – until it is too late. We recommend you regularly inspect your mental life. Evaluate if anything is too much for you, whether in work, family, and school. Phyathai 1 Psychiatric Center can unburden those stresses with professional assistance.
Hours of Operation
We recommend taking a reservation for a consultant by phone at number (+66)2-201-4600 ext.3500 or by E-mail at [email protected]
5th Floor, Building 3
Hours of Operation
To make appointments with the doctors please contact us.
5th Floor, Building 3