Monday, August 4, 2008

Healthy body & mind

Minggu lepas selama 2 hari saya sempat mengikuti seminar berkenaan Healthy body & mind di PD anjuran DOSH and NIOSH. Dalam masa yang sama kami turut belajar tentang senaman Tai Chi dan 'breathing' technique.Sedikit perkongsian untuk tatapan anda semua...


Mental health is how we think, feel and act as we cope with life. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others and make choices. Like physical health, mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.

Everyone feels worried, anxious, sad or stressed sometimes. But with a mental illness, these feelings do not go away and are severe enough to interfere with your daily life. It can make it hard to meet and keep friends, hold a job or enjoy your life.

Mental health can be seen as a continuum, where in an individual's mental health may have many different possible values. Mental wellness is generally viewed as a positive attribute, such that a person can reach enhanced levels of mental health, even if they do not have any diagnosable mental health condition. The definition of mental health highlights emotional well being, the capacity to live a full and creative life, and the flexibility to deal with life's inevitable challenges.
Emotional wellbeing of the workers is crucial at the workplace. Stress at work can lead to loss of concentration in work which will affect our life and other people life that has significant link in with us such as our family, colleague, employer, customer, friend, etc. Good mental health management of the company or the organisation creates a conducive workplace and healthy working environment which reflects in higher productivity and increase morale of the workers. The uncontrolled mental wellbeing of workers leads to mental disorder or mental illness which normally referred to a psychological or physiological pattern that occurs in an individual and is usually associated with distress or disability that is not expected as part of normal development or culture.

The incidents which we read in the newspaper where workers try to commit suicide and incidents associated with distress or stress at work are something need to be addressed by all parties involve in the wellbeing of the workers. The incidents at workplace is not only caused by the act of the individual or people, but it also caused by the psychological or physiological pattern that occurs in an individual or people.

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