Research Article - Journal of Mental Health and Aging (2021) Volume 5, Issue 2
Sustainable management of mental health.
Mental health is a state of well-being in which an individual realizes his or her abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively, and can make a contribution to his or her community. It is a balance established between cognitive, behavioral, and emotional aspects of mind. Absence of merely any mental disease is no more considered as a healthy mental state due to various factors related to lifestyle, systematic diseases, or social factors that might lead to mental illness. Around 800 000/year deaths from suicide, which is a leading cause of death in young people and mental health conditions cause 1 in 5 years lived with disability. With the emergence of economies all around the world has created an ignition for over achievements and constant desire to succeed even when if it is not needed. This urge of living a second life and inbuilt insecurities due to relationship failures, work, social status, and many other reasons leads to failure to achieve a state of being mindful and being self-aware about the realistic conditions. These mindfulness and self-awareness practices can shift core conceptual trajectories of mind and heart through which ‘sustainability can be developed from within’ ‘ecological mindfulness’ and ‘contemplating practices. As mindfulness practices are recognized by the UN (governmental and nongovernmental agencies) widely.Author(s): Himani Kulshreshtha