We wish there were magical instant solutions, sometimes we wish we knew what they are.
But unfortunately they do not exist.
Positive and sustainable mental health always takes:
Barbara shares a firm belief that robust means being healthy, vigorous, aware of self and of others.
Robust mental health is present when we have a strong, healthy, and even vigorous, relationship with ourselves and the world we live in.
Maintaining our mental and emotional health is a lifelong process. It is by nature proactive and uses different strategies, skills, tactics to strengthen our mental, emotional and psychological resources… which we use to interact with our world.
It also means being courageous enough to consider another’s view of ourselves, and brave enough to share our own views. It means to be powerful and strong within ourselves – respecting our values, challenging our beliefs, and honouring our own needs.
The World Health Organisation states mental health as a “a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.”
What do you think robust mental health involves?
Our life experiences have a way of testing our mental health, or even derailing it at times.
How can we help you regain or develop robust mental health in your life right now?