Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
It’s important to remember that a person’s mental health can change over time, depending on many factors. When the demands placed on a person exceed their resources and coping abilities, their mental health could be impacted.
Although the terms are often used interchangeably, poor mental health and mental illness are not the same. A person can experience poor mental health and not be diagnosed with a mental illness. Likewise, a person diagnosed with a mental illness can experience periods of physical, mental, and social well-being. (source)
In this playlist, we will take a closer look to the topic of mental health. It will not help you with a daignose for mental illness or replace a therapy. The main focus of this content is based on mental well-being and how to take care of yourself. Check out all four activities to get more information, challenge yourself and discuss about it with others!
This way you can participate in the playlist and the individual activities:
- Log in (or create a free account if you are using the platform for the first time).
- Click on "participate" in the playlist. The playlist is now saved in your account and you can view your progress.
- Look at the individual activities in the playlist. Click on participate to start the activity. Read through the activity and engage with the tasks and learning experiences. You will find all the websites and documents mentioned under 'materials' in the activity.
- For each activity you complete, you will receive a digital badge: upload a proof, e.g. a photo or a screenshot, or write your answer to a question in the text field.
Activities to complete
Complete the following activities, earn badges and you will see your playlist progress updated