Mental health and Mental illnesses worksheet
What is the theory behind this Looking after your mental health worksheet?
Mental health and mental illness are the terms that are used interchangeably but there is a difference between them. Mental health is all about our emotions, thoughts, how we behave and deal with daily life strssors, solving problems, maintaining social life and understanding the world around us. On the other hand, Mental illness is a diagnosable condition with a set of established criteria and has a variety of effects on people’s lives. It is important to Understand that mental illness does not always result in poor mental health and that poor mental health is not always caused by mental illness.
How will the worksheet help?
Mental illnesses and mental health are stigmatised and subjected to unfavourable judgments. The worksheet will clear the concept of mental health and mental health to the clients and give them awareness that mental health professionals can be contacted for the betterment of mental health too, not only for being diagnosed.
How to use the worksheet?
The worksheet can be given to the client to read during the session or it can be given as homework. Therapist can discuss the concept of mental health and mental illness with the client after he/she finishes the reading.
You can download this worksheet here.
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What’s the difference between mental health and mental illness? (n.d.). We’re here to help | Here to Help. https://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/q-and-a/whats-the-difference-between-mental-health-and-mental-illness
Taylorcounselinggroup. (2022, June 13). Mental health vs. mental illness: The difference and why it matters. Taylor Counseling Group. https://taylorcounselinggroup.com/blog/mental-health-vs-mental-illness/