It can be important to check in on your mental health and your emotional health—this can help you understand the difference.
By Carol Rickard
I was talking with someone the other day when this subject came up and we got in to a discussion about whether or not there is a difference between mental and emotional health.
So, I thought it would be a good discussion to have here!
What do you think?
Is there a difference between mental health and emotional health?
I don’t know if there is necessarily a right and a wrong answer. I bring it up to get you thinking about YOURSELF!
How is your mental health? How is your emotional health?
I think the two are different & I’ll tell you WHY:
In other words, I think we can have one and NOT the other!
There have been times in my life where my depression was stable (mental health is good!) and yet emotionally I was a wreck.
Likewise, there have been times when my depression was not stable (mental health not so good!) and emotionally I was stable!
I also think some of the tools we use for each are a little bit different.
Sleep is an important component of a stable mood and can be thought of as a tool that promotes good mental health.
However, if you are too stressed or angry to sleep, than we need other tools to help promote good emotional health!
My hope is that you see we need to be TAKING ACTION to nurture both: our mental health and our emotional health.
Leave your thoughts and ideas below in the comment box—I’d love to know what you think!
~ To Living Well TODAY! ~
via Esperanza – Hope To Cope
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