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Why is mental health important?

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Risk factors for poor mental health

The following factors may affect mental wellbeing and could increase the risk of developing psychological disorders:
1. Childhood abuse
2. Adverse environment circumstances
3. Biological factors
4. Lifestyle (smoking, poor diet, alcohol consumption, substance use, risky sexual behaviour)

Benefits of good mental health

1.

Stronger ability to cope with life's stressors

2.

Positive self-image

3.

Healthier relationships

4.

Better productivity

5.

Higher quality of life

How to maintain mental health and wellbeing

1.

Regular exercise

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Prioritising rest and sleep on a daily basis

3.

Meditation

4.

Learning coping skills for life challenges

5.

Keeping in touch with loved ones

6.

Maintaining a positive outlook on life

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