Mental health

In addition to physical health and well-being, it is equally important to pay attention to how we feel and how we experience the world around us, how we deal with tension and stress, and what our relationships with other people are like.

A person with good mental health copes with the stress of everyday life, is able to work and be active and social, and enjoys life in general. Every person experiences hopelessness, sadness and anger occasionally. The important thing is that we overcome negative emotions and that conflicts and failures do not interfere with our everyday life for a very long time.

Mental health problems are often very difficult to assess because each person is unique, experiences emotions differently and responds to external influences in a way that is unique to them. Therefore, it is difficult to decide, how much sadness or anxiety refers to a mood disorder or which behavioral peculiarity is strange enough that it should be corrected with the help of a specialist.

If negative feelings, sadness and anxiety start to interfere with your daily routine, it would be a good idea to seek advice from a mental health professional or a GP. Information on mental health disorders, diagnosis and treatment options is also available on the Internet.

  • A reliable source of information is, for example, is the National Institute for Health Development’s
    Health Information Portal.
  • You can get help on mood disorders and stress spectrum disorders from Avitus. This development center offers counseling, supervision, therapies and various group work and training programs.
  • Very detailed information can be found on the website of the association www.peaasi.ee operating with the support of the Ministry of Social Affairs and the Health Insurance Fund. In addition to introducing mental health disorders, the website enables you to take various online tests to assess your mental health or ask experienced psychiatrists and clinical psychologists for advice anonymously.

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