A 50-year-old member asked:
Why is spiritual health so important for mental health?
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Dr. Roxanne Lewisanswered
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
Meaning and Purpose: Our spirituality often helps us define our meaning and purpose for living. Having a clear idea what we are about and how are values fit in with our purpose helps us to be more in tune with our feelings and being. This increases our self esteem, especially if our spirituality allows us to see a positive good and impact on the world and people around us.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
What is mental health act 1983 important for?
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Dr. Pamela Pappasanswered
Psychiatry 44 years experience
United Kingdom: The mental health act of 1983 is an act of parliament in the uk -- it pertains to people in england & wales. It describes the care and treatment of people with mental illness, and how they can be detained to have their disorder diagnosed and treated -- even against their wishes ("sectioning"). It was amended in 2007, with more description of process and mental health professionals too.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
What are the most important steps to take to have good mental health?
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Dr. Miroslava Foxanswered
Clinical Psychology 17 years experience
See below: Being healthy doesn't necessarily mean dealing with "stress perfectly", but rather being able to learn from the experiences and move on. Some people get stuck. To help manage everyday live, try to have good nutrition, exercise, take care of your own needs, relaxation, meditation; set up small achievable goals, good sleep hygiene; psychotherapy for self-growth and symptom awareness.
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Last updated Apr 16, 2015
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