Wellness is a multi-dimensional, interconnected state of being. In fact, every part is dependent on all the others, and this is especially true with mental health.
Above all, mental wellness has a trickle-down effect on every area of life.
On a personal level, when we feel mentally strong, we engage in better wellness habits. Naturally, we have space and energy to connect fully in our lives and relationships. When it comes to investing in those around us, mental health is a necessary piece of social wellness.
On an even larger scale, mental health has a ripple effect on society as a whole. For instance, in the US, nearly one in five adults struggle with mental illness. (1) Even more daunting, half of all adults report high levels of stress. (2) As a result, this sobering statistic led the American Psychological Association to warn:
“We are facing a national mental health crisis that could yield serious health and social consequences for years to come.” (2)