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Healthy Work-Life Balance
Mental health refers to cognitive, behavioral, and emotional well-being in order to adapt to society and environment and live happily. Mental health in the workplace should be prioritized because work is an essential part of daily life. Also work-related stress and anxiety can be avoided. It is critical to manage your mental health at work in order to achieve work-life balance in your life.
Mental health is a state of well-being in which an individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.
Mental health is fundamental to our collective and individual ability as humans to think, emote, interact with each other, earn a living and enjoy life. On this basis, the promotion, protection and restoration of mental health can be regarded as a vital concern of individuals, communities and societies throughout the world.
Pressure at the workplace is unavoidable due to the demands of the contemporary work environment. Pressure perceived as acceptable by an individual may even keep workers alert, motivated, able to work and learn, depending on the available resources and personal characteristics. However, when that pressure becomes excessive or otherwise unmanageable it leads to stress. Stress can damage an employees’ health and the business performance by following :
- Feeling bored, unwilling to work or lacking of enthusiasm
- Constantly experience stress
- Problems with tobacco, alcohol and other drugs
- Heart disease and other medical conditions
Mental Health Assessment Form
The Thai Mental Health Questionnaire (short version) 15 questions by Department of Mental Health, Ministry of Public Health. The following questions will inquire about your experiences over the previous month. about your symptoms, or your thoughts and feelings. Then choose the answer that best describes you. The answer will have 4 options: Not at all (1 point), Slightly (2 points), Very (3 points) and Very Much (4 points).
- Do you feel satisfied in life?
- Do you feel comfortable?
- Do You feel disgusted with your daily life?
- Do you feel disappointed in yourself?
- Do you feel that your life is full of suffering?
- Are you willing to accept problems that are difficult to resolve?
- Are you confident that you can control your emotions when something serious happens?
- Are you confident that you will face stressful events in your life?
- Do you feel compassion when others are suffering?
- Do you feel comfortable helping others who have problems?
- Do you assist others when you have the chance?
- Do you feel proud of yourself
- Do you feel stable safe with family
- If you are seriously ill, do you believe that your family will take good care of you?
- Have your family members love and bond with each other?
The Thai Mental Health Questionnaire (short version) 15 questions by the Department of Mental Health, Ministry of Public Health has a total score of 60.
- 51-60 points indicate that you have better mental health than the average person (Good)
- 44-50 points indicate that you have the same mental health as the general population (Fair)
- 43 points or less indicate that you having poorer mental health than the general population (Poor)
There’s no sure way to prevent mental illness. However, if you have a mental illness, taking steps to control stress, to increase your resilience and to boost low self-esteem may help keep your symptoms under control. Follow these steps:
- Pay attention to warning signs: Work with your doctor or therapist to learn what might trigger your symptoms. Make a plan so that you know what to do if symptoms return. Contact your doctor or therapist if you notice any changes in symptoms or how you feel. Consider involving family members or friends to watch for warning signs.
- Get help when you need it: Mental health conditions can be harder to treat if you wait until symptoms get bad. Long-term maintenance treatment may also help prevent a relapse of symptoms.
- Take good care of yourself: Sufficient sleep, healthy eating and regular physical activity are important. Try to maintain a regular schedule. Talk to your primary care provider if you have trouble sleeping or if you have questions about diet and physical activity.
- Mindfulness causes imbalance: When you practice mindfulness techniques, like meditation or breath awareness, you become more in-tune with your emotions and physical sensations.
- Find something you love outside of work to engage in: If you have something that you’re excited about doing after work, it will make it easier to disconnect from work. Hobbies boost our energy and vitality. When we play and feel creative, we bring our fresh selves back to work.
If you would like to make an appointment to consult with a psychologist, please make an appointment at PrimoCare Medical Clinic, where we are ready to care for your health. as well as your mental wellbeing. You can inquire or schedule an appointment here in advance.