One Health Global Exchange Academy

Mental Health

The World Health Organization (WHO) highlights that mental health is a universal human right. Understanding and nurturing good mental health is an indispensable facet of overall well-being. In a world where the pace of life can be relentless and stressors abound, prioritizing mental well-being is essential for leading a fulfilling and balanced life. This is especially important after the Covid-19 pandemic, and learning why is part or our Study Abroad Learning Experience.

Mental health encompasses our emotional, psychological, and social well-being, influencing how we think, feel, and act. Learning about mental health equips us with tools to recognize the signs of distress, manage stress, and cope with life's challenges in healthy ways.

Maintaining good mental health contributes to better physical health as well. The mind and body are intricately connected; chronic stress and poor mental health can lead to a range of physical ailments, from cardiovascular issues to weakened immune function. By managing stress and fostering positive emotions, we bolster our overall resilience and vitality.

Healthy mental well-being also positively affects relationships and social interactions. Emotionally balanced individuals are better equipped to communicate effectively, empathize with others, and maintain healthy connections. Additionally, when we prioritize our own mental health, we set a positive example for those around us, promoting a culture of well-being within our communities.

Learning about mental health can also help reduce the stigma often associated with seeking help. Just as we wouldn't hesitate to address a physical ailment, seeking support for mental health challenges is equally important. Accessing counseling, therapy, or support groups can provide invaluable guidance during difficult times and facilitate personal growth.

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In Costa Rica, mental health professionals believe that embracing and nurturing good mental health is an integral component of overall well-being. It enhances our ability to navigate life's complexities, promotes physical health, strengthens relationships, and empowers us to lead fulfilling lives. By recognizing the importance of mental well-being and prioritizing self-care, we pave the way for a more balanced, resilient, and thriving existence.

As part of our Study Abroad Learning Experience, students visiting Costa Rica will be trained about the resources, strategies, programs and public policies in place designed to tackle situations such as teen suicide, digital addictions, anxiety, depression, disruptive social disorder, etc.

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