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How similar are mental and emotional health?

How similar are mental and emotional health?

They same.: This is a matter of two phrases that mean the same thing. ...Read more

Dr. Sherry Broadwell
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Emotional Health (Definition)

Emotional health is an important aspect of a person's overall well-being. Poor emotional health means problems such as anxiety, depression, ...Read more


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What factors affect my mental and emotional health?

Mental Health: Genetics, biochemistry, hormones, medical disorders, life stressors, pharmaceutical agents, illegal substances and life conditions can all affect mental health. Clearly, the list is quite long and combinations of these factors can occur to people during their lives. If you are having problems seek out professional help. If there are no life problems see your primary care physician. ...Read more

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How does your diet affect your mental and emotional health?

How does your diet affect your mental and emotional health?

Food: Provides the basic building blocks for all of you chemistry including your brain. If you do not give your brain and body what they need to function, they will not do so. ...Read more

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How can thunderstorms affect your mental and emotional health?

Thunderstorms: Some find the anxiety of thunderstorms intolerable to a phobic level and seek psychotherapy to reduce anxiety. Others find thunderstorms to be fascinating, even exhilarating to experience, even to the point of walking around outside while they are occurring. It all depends on the person. ...Read more

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How does mental and emotional health affect lifestyle practices?

How does mental and emotional health affect lifestyle practices?

Lifestyle practices: Research shows a bidirectional relationship between mental/emotional health and lifestyle. Those who engage in healthier lifestyle practices tend to be more resilient to stressful events and healthy lifestyle practices may help prevent recurrence or onset of mental health symptoms. Conversely, severe mental health symptoms may interfere with one's ability to engage in healthy lifestyle practices. ...Read more

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What factors most strongly influence mental and emotional health?

Probably the most: Important factors for mental and emotional health are strong support systems made up of family, friends and community. We can overcome all kinds adversity in life when we have support systems. ...Read more

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How can you improve your mental and emotional health with exercise?

How can you improve your mental and emotional health with exercise?

Exercise: Exercise is a great place to channel mental stress and/or aggression. I would also submit that exercise releases the body's natural endorphins, that give feelings of well being and satiation, such as the tell-tale "runner's high." Try 20 minutes of walking briskly every day for a week, and see how the walking effects you. ...Read more

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How does independence affect someone's mental and emotional health?

How does independence affect someone's mental and emotional health?

Independence: This leads to self reliance which boosts confidence & esteem, motivation, & social coping skills. ...Read more

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How does social exclusion affect someone's mental and emotional health?

Self esteem: Largely we are social creatures by nature, and social exclusion leds many to feel like outcasts and/or less-than others. In my opinion, it greatly erodes self-esteem, as we need others to relate to and interact with as a safeguard against lonliness. One of the more interesting definitions of the purpose of life is to care for someone else. When this need is thwarted by whatever force, pain follows ...Read more

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Can giving or receiving apologies affect your mental and emotional health?

Can giving or receiving apologies affect your mental and emotional health?

Yes on both ends, it: Can improve mental and emotional health. Holding a grudge is stressful, leading 2 the build up of anger which is harmful 2 emotional and physical health. Accepting an apology releases that anger. Feeling remorse also leads 2 inner stress. Asking 4 and receiving forgiveness helps reduce this stress. Here's a post on anger 2 help understand this http://ow. Ly/LvfDY ...Read more

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How can exercises that improve your physical balance benefit your mental and emotional health?

How can exercises that improve your physical balance benefit your mental and emotional health?

Exercise: Exercise is a great place to channel mental stress and/or aggression. I would also submit that exercise releases the body's natural endorphins, that give feelings of well being and satiation, such as the tell-tale "runner's high." Try 20 minutes of walking briskly every day for a week, and see how the walking effects you. ...Read more

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How does motivation affect our mental and emotional health?

Motivation: It depends on what the person is motivated to do, and the context under which the behavior occurs. For example, the motivation to jump up and down and yell during a noisy basketball game could be considered normal. However, if this behavior takes place in a library, quite likely it would be considered abnormal and not emotionally healthy. ...Read more

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How important is it to maintain mental and emotional health?

Mental health: It is vital to remain in control of one's own emotions & behaviors so you can handle life's challenges, build strong relationships, and recover from setbacks. ...Read more

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What are the mental and emotional health benefits of gardening?

What are the mental and emotional health benefits of gardening?

Many: The gardener is literally in touch with the earth. The dedicated gardener experiences the life cycle of growth from beginning to end, cultivating mindful presence and affirming the pragmatic virtues of knowledge, planning, discipline, care and patience. Satisfaction comes when flowers bloom and fruits ripen. Taking care of ones garden is a powerful metaphor for wise living. ...Read more

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How does journaling affect someone's mental and emotional health?

Journaling is one: Way to process what you feel about events that occur in your life. Getting in touch with you emotions can help you cope with them, so journaling can help improve mental health. Many therapists encourage their clients to keep a journal and discuss the entries in sessions. ...Read more

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How does community dwelling affect the mental and emotional health of the elderly?

Social isolation is: Not good for anyone, elderly as well as younger people benefit from having a social community and supports. Often elderly people have less frequent contact with other people, so living in a community dwelling situation can be beneficial. ...Read more

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How can negative relationships affect someone's mental and emotional health?

Negative: Relationships undermine emotional and mental health. It also is related to poor physical health. If your relationship is dysfunctional, consider working with a psychologist to either improve the relationship or make a decision about whether to leave the relationship. ...Read more

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How can always having to lip read affect your mental and emotional health?

How can always having to lip read affect your mental and emotional health?

Lip reading: Inability to hear or hear clearly creates unneeded and unwanted distance and isolation in social situations, especially if experienced for log periods of time. Get your hearing checked. If hearing aids are needed, there is no shame in using them. No one asks to have hearing loss; this is something one has no control over. But you do have control over doing something about it. ...Read more

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What's the relation between anexity and depression? Can someone have them both? Is there a certain alerting symptoms as a must to see a therapist. I am concerned about my mental and emotional health and stuck in a country that doesn't really support seek

What's the relation between anexity and depression? Can someone have them both? Is there a certain alerting symptoms as a must to see a therapist. I am concerned about my mental and emotional health and stuck in a country that doesn't really support seek

Anxiety & Depression: Anxiety & depression can occur together in the same person. Also, chronic anxiety with no relief can lead to depression. Some of the ways people try to medicate themselves for anxiety (alcohol, marijuana, etc) can lead to depression. Antidepressants like celexa, zoloft, (sertraline) and others can help anxiety. Sounds like seeing a therapist would be good idea for u -- and if suicidal, it's an emergency. ...Read more

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How do emotional health and mental health differ?

How do emotional health and mental health differ?

They are the same: Mental health and emotional health are the same. Signs of mental health include: general sense of well being, good friendships and relationships, positive work experiences, love of life, good communication skills, passionate about things you are doing, positive self esteem and self confidence, supportive of other's accomplishments are some signs of emotional health. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is mental/ emotional health?

Could you explain what is mental/ emotional health?

Signs of emotional: Health: a general sense of well being, good friendships and relationships, positive work experiences, love of life, good communication skills, passionate about things you are doing, positive self esteem and self confidence, supportive of other's accomplishments are some signs of emotional health. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some bad things for your mental/emotional health?

Mental Health: Poor interpersonal skills, poor diet, poor sleep habits, excess use of alcohol or other drugs, lack of exercise. Best. ...Read more

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How can mental health and emotional health affect someone's behavior?

Holistic approach: Mental and emotional improvement usually change individual' self -concept. Improved self-concept is positively affected someone's attitude and as a result his/her behavior. ...Read more

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Is abstaining from fornication better for your mental, physical, and emotional health?

Only you can decide: People often turn to sex as a way of feeling better about themselves, only to find out afterwards that it really did not do that, makes them feel worse. Some people are addicted to sex in its many forms, (internet, one night stands, casual connections, porn). Having sexual relations only with a committed partner whom you love, trust and care deeply for has the best chance of emotional well-being. ...Read more

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Which are three ways that you can demonstrate healthy self-esteem and good mental/emotional health?

Take care of yoursel: So many possible answers! (1) the best way to show you care about yourself? Take care of yourself physically (eat right, exercise, sleep) (2) take inventory of those you willingly let into your life. Are they helping or harming you along your life journey? (3) as you plan goals for yourself, take stock of what you've already accomplished and pat yourself on the back. We rarely make time to do this. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are some examples of emotional health?

Signs of emotional: Health: a general sense of well being, good friendships and relationships, positive work experiences, love of life, good communication skills, passionate about things you are doing, positive self esteem and self confidence, supportive of other's accomplishments are some signs of emotional health. ...Read more

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Why is emotional health important?

Why is emotional health important?

Normal/health: A way of thinking about normalcy is a range of behaviors for instance if you were to wash your hands one or two times a day, typically that would not be considered abnormal. However, if you were to wash your hands dozens of times per day, that quite likely would be considered abnormal. In this context normalcy should not be thought of in simple terms of yes or no, black or white. ...Read more

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How does a child develop emotional health?

How does a child develop emotional health?

Emotional health: Having more or less emotionally healthy parents or caregivers is a big component of this, but one could think of childhood development being successful in terms of getting children to separate and individuate. This can only happen if children are not stuffed into a misguided mold of being a narcissistic extension of their parents. ...Read more

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Is social health the same as emotional health?

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Social/Mental health: Social health involves forming satisfying interpersonal relationships, adapting to different social situations, and acting appropriately in different settings.
Mental health is our Psychological & emotional well-being. ...Read more

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Does not eating enough effect emotional health?

Does not eating enough effect emotional health?

Yes. Food feeds.: Perfection is not the goal - balance is. Eat real food, exercise, laugh with friends and family, and create a life with a meaningful purpose that includes giving back to others. This connects your spirit with that which is greater than yourself - aligning your physical body to be the vehicle for your spiritual purpose. Bliss. ...Read more

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Is having a pet good for your emotional health?

Is having a pet good for your emotional health?

Yes: A great deal of research supports the benefits of a pet. The reasons? Love without complicated demands. Companionship. Increased activity. Feeling needed. Having responsibility for the well-being of the pet. Increased sense of purpose and meaning. Positive physical stimulation. Facilitation of more interaction with humans (e.g., taking your dog to the park). Better physical health! ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is emotional health problems?

What sort of disorder is emotional health problems?

Broad category: "emotional health problems" is a nonspecific, nonmedical term referring to any conditions that affect someone's sense of well-being, usually distinguishing a "physical" illness from a "mental illness." anxiety, depression, and personality disorders are examples. Of course, phsical illnesses such as cancer or heart disease or pain may also cause emotional health problems. ...Read more

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How does conflict affect someone's emotional health?

Over extended time: Conflict eats away at someone's mental health. If you are living in a state of continuous conflict reach out to a psychologist and get help to make changes in your life. ...Read more

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How can text messaging affect your emotional health?

Texting: With texting there is no real interpersonal contact, which is to say no body, language, facial expressions, tones of voice etc, can be experienced. Texting often curtails meaningful interaction and contributes markedly to misunderstanding. What is said can be conveyed through text, but how something is said is an entirely different matter altogether. ...Read more

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What are the characteristics of good emotional health?

What are the characteristics of good emotional health?

Range: A way of thinking about normalcy is a range of behaviors for instance if you were to wash your hands one or two times a day, typically that would not be considered abnormal. However, if you were to wash your hands dozens of times per day, that quite likely would be considered abnormal. In this context normalcy should not be thought of in simple terms of yes or no, black or white. ...Read more

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Can your emotional health be linked to your loved ones?

Can your emotional health be linked to your loved ones?

Very much so: I am not sure I fully understand your question, but the field of family medicine is based on the holistic understanding that the physical & emotional health of each person affects (and is effected by) everyone in their family. Thus, your emotional health inevitably affects others in your family, just as their emotional health has an impact on you. Family therapists work with this understanding. ...Read more

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How can you work to regulate unstable emotional health?

How can you work to regulate unstable emotional health?

Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more

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How can nutrition affect someone's overall emotional health?

How can nutrition affect someone's overall emotional health?

Viewed holistically: The distinction between physical & emotional health is artificial. Healthy diet & eating practices are an essential part of mental as well as physical health. Emotional health hinges on treating yourself as important & taking care of all aspects of your life to the best of your ability. Neglecting nutritional intake is an indication something's wrong. An unhealthy diet can harm in many ways. ...Read more