How does stress affect mental health?

February 22, 2021

How does stress affect mental health?

Experiencing stress can increase the risk of developing anxiety and depression, as well as substance abuse problems. Long-term stress can activate the immune response, which can negatively affect how the brain functions, while short-term stress can lead to flashbacks or nightmares associated with PTSD.
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February 22, 2021

When does mental health become a problem?

Mental health becomes a problem when it interferes negatively with your everyday life. If you have trouble with your relationships, if you’re struggling at work, or if you turn to drugs or alcohol to cope, you could have a problem.
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February 22, 2021

What is mental illness?

A mental illness is associated with recurring distress and difficulty functioning in daily life. Common mental illnesses include depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
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February 22, 2021

What is mental health?

Mental health, as defined by the World Health Organization, is, “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.”
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