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Mental Health and Well-Being by Elijah Rainey

Have you ever given thought to your mental health? If not, then stop for a meaningful minute and genuinely think. Mental health presents a problem that is becoming increasingly rampant as time goes on. It's becoming more apparent in young adults and teenagers than it had been in previous years. In regarding this matter, I sought some of my peers' opinions on the state of mental well-being. One such peer by the name Paxton Wall stated,“ I think that if people are depressed, they should seek real help for their problem, not temporary fixes.” Another confrère Cooper Blalock said,“I have thought about mental health before. I haven’t thought about it constantly, but I have thought about it. I make sure to do my best to not overstress myself and stay in a comfortable environment, whether I do it on purpose or subconsciously. I think mental health is an important facet that everyone should consider. Although physical health is important too, mental health is just as, if not more.” These statements hold value as they represent an expression of views made by teenagers yet to become young adults. This platitude of values, though repetitive in use, still embodies the core aspects that form a healthy mental cordance.

Here are some outlooks to better understand and adamantly maintain and cordial respect to yourself and your body. Refrain unhelpful thoughts; be positive in the way you look at the world around you. You’ll be surprised by what you discover by adjusting your outlook of life. Be in the present; the past will always be a lasting memory just as the future will be. You don’t have to forget. You just have to learn. Get good sleep; all things can be resolved with a good night's rest. So if you're feeling stressed, just close your eyes and let go. Connect with others; friends and family can be a great help when you are feeling down. All you need to do is talk to them, and they will do their best to make you feel welcome. Toxicity cleanse; there are times when the people around you betray your trust on multiple occasions. On such occasions, it is best to cut those people off. Surround yourself with people with a positive attitude and outlook and affect you too in a positive way. Although some may find it hard to create this necessary distance. It will happen one day, and you will notice a change that was for the better.

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