"When you are in your heart of hearts, you can see beyond appearances." -Carlos Santana
What do you know about mental health?
The World Health Organization defines mental health as a "state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community."
I think the feeling of well-being is the key to mental health. Mental health also requires resilience, balance, flexibility, and the ability to express who you really are inside.
Part of my work is to help remove the stigma from mental illness. It's a brain disorder, a medical illness that affects one in every four people. It's important to fight against hurtful representations of mental illness. The National Alliance On Mental Illness (NAMI) does just that. Get yourself educated, or get help if you need it, it's ok.
This week I will be participating in the Mental Health Blog Party. Check it out!
And that's what's going on in My World this week.