What is Mental Health?
Mental health is something we all possess. Mental health refers to your emotional and psychological well-being. Having good mental health helps you lead a relatively happy and healthy life. It helps you demonstrate resilience and the ability to cope in the face of life’s adversities. Your mental health can be influenced by a variety of factors, including life events or even your genetics.
When our mental health is good, we have a sense of purpose and direction and feel that we can cope with whatever life (and work) throws at us. But just as our physical health fluctuates, so too our mental health goes through ups and downs. Raising awareness of potential mental health issues in the workplace is part of fostering an inclusive workplace, where people feel able to bring their whole selves to work.
Mental Health and Work
For many of us, work is a major part of our lives. It is where we spend much of our time, where we get our income, and often where we make our friends. Work is good for mental health but a negative working environment can lead to physical and mental health problems.
Stress isn’t always bad. A little bit of stress can help you stay focused, energetic, and able to meet new challenges in the workplace. But in today’s hectic world, the workplace too often seems like negative stress. Long hours, tight deadlines, and ever-increasing demands can leave you feeling worried, drained, and overwhelmed. And when stress exceeds your ability to cope, it stops being helpful and starts causing damage to your mind and body—as well as to your job satisfaction.
The importance of employee mental health is utmost at the workplace. Read below to know why stress at work should be reduced:
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Contributor: Amrita Sinha
Amrita is in the field of media. She has a deep inclination towards writing and public speaking. She has the aim of removing the stereotypical mindset of society. She loves to read and photography is her passion.