Mental health is something we all have. It can be good and at times it can be bad. We should try to look after it in the same way we look after our physical health.
It’s easy to see when something’s wrong with us physically. But what about our mental health? If people don’t even notice you’ve got a problem, they’re not going to offer to help.
Mental health is something we all have and it is something we should take steps to protect in the same way we guard our physical health. If you can get your head in the right place then you’ve got the strength to handle anything life throws at you.
Minding Your Mental Health
Self-confidence is how you feel about yourself in relation to others. It can be related to any part of your life - your friends, your relationships, your abilities, your body - anything and everything.
If you have low self-confidence you may think less of yourself compared to other people. It may mean that you compare yourself negatively to other people and criticise yourself a lot.
It can be very hard to see things clearly and get a proper perspective when you’re right in the middle of the situation so it is always good to talk to someone. We are all different and all have different qualities – different not better or worse – just different.
Most importantly remember there is beauty in everyone. Think about the things you like about yourself and the things you have done that make you feel good.
Try to concentrate on the positive things about yourself; this will help to build your self confidence and self appreciation. Make sure you have fun and engage in activities you enjoy. This will help you feel better and will encourage you to feel happy and positive about yourself.
Whatever your particular worry, there is always something you can do to feel better. The most important thing overall is to talk to someone. Whether that’s to a professional, family member or a friend.
We have included some useful links to the left of this page. These are but a few of the places and organisations you can turn to talk.
www.yourmentalhealth.ie is a great place to go to find a comprehensive list of services that are able to support you.