Updated: May 17
Have you ever asked yourself if mental health and self-knowledge are connected?
Mental health and self-care are often paired but there is little emphasis on mental health and self-knowledge.
Let’s take a deeper dive on why the distinction is important:
Self-care has been defined as the process of establishing behaviors to ensure holistic wellbeing of oneself, to promote health, and actively manage illness when it occurs.
Self-knowledge refers to knowledge of one's own mental states, processes, and dispositions. Most agree it involves a capacity for understanding the representational properties of mental states and their role in shaping behavior, opinions, beliefs, values, needs, goals, preferences, and identity.
This means that self-knowledge is a precursor to self-care. In today’s fast-paced society, it can be much easier to focus on self-care than self-knowledge.
So to build the best mental health foundation possible, we must strengthen self-knowledge which is why we are rolling out our ‘Let’s Get Naked’ campaign.
The campaign is an opportunity to take off the layers by having vulnerable conversations with yourself.
Tomorrow is Mental Health Action Day and we will share a new blog post with 5 questions yourself to increase your self knowledge.
Remember, true strength lies in our ability to know ourselves, accept ourselves, and be unapologetically authentic.