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Good Mental Health

  1. There are many benefits to building and maintaining good mental health.
  2. There are many things you can do to enhance your mental health, which include engaging in healthy lifestyle behaviours, building and using good critical thinking skills, building resiliency, giving of yourself and cultivating a healthy social network.
  3. Learning to identify and change problematic thinking is a vital skill for good mental health.
  4. When mental health problems arise there are treatment options that can help, which include working with a mental health professional and medications.
  5. The social, physical and economic conditions in which you live greatly impact your mental health.


Building good mental health is one of the most important things you can do to enhance and maintain optimal health.     

This section summarizes the most important information you need to know about building good mental health.  For additional information on this topic consult the "For Those Who Want to Know More" section below.

Note:  The goal of this section is to outline the qualities of good mental health and to provide strategies to achieve and maintain it.  Many people experience problems with their mental health.  These include depression, anxiety, addiction and sexual problems.  To gain a greater understanding of mental health problems and their treatment consult the Mental Health Resources section.



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