What is Psychosocial Health?

Psychosocial health is a multi-dimensional word, that encompasses the mental, social, emotional, and spiritual well-being of an individual. Let’s take a look at these 4 dimensions of psychosocial health.

Mental Health

This is one of the dimensions of Psychosocial health. Mental health handles the reasoning of humans. Mental health gives meaning to the human, your belief and values are all handled by your mental health. one important feature of mental health is your ability to learn from past mistakes, the ability of the person to work on the mistakes and show improvement is an indicator of a sound mind, should the person make such mistake again, then the mental health is not ideal.

Emotional health

Just like the name implies, it handles the emotional part (feelings) of psychosocial health. It is a mixed bag of everything emotion, from love to fear, anger happiness, etc. it handles your ability to control your emotions. An improper behavior, like lashing out at people when you are wrong, shows an imbalance in your emotional health. But responding in the right manner shows ideal emotional health. It also controls an individual’s ability to set up strong and positive relationships.

Emotional health alongside Mental health, make up a reasonable part of psychosocial health.

Social health

Social health is more like a spin-off of emotional health, but its ability goes beyond that of emotional health. Controls the ability to adapt to a social setting and easily interact with people around you. It handles your ability to make and keep positive friends. Recognize the importance of friendship and support your friends in time of needs and abilitu]y to serve as a listening ear to others and express yourself in the right way. Leaving alone far away from human interaction and without friends shows a downside in the social health of a human

Spiritual health

Controls the ability of an individual o perceive and maintain peace. The ability of the human to connect to others and be purposeful. Controls the ability to believe in something greater than the normal and show certain behaviors that indicate a spiritual life.

Behaviors of a psychosocial healthy individual

Individuals that are psychosocially healthy, are not necessarily ones without problems. How the individual reacts to their problems and their environment at large is what makes an individual Psychosocially healthy. The behavioral traits include;

  • They do not blame people for their mistakes.
  • They are able to control their emotions (hate, anger, happiness, etc) perfectly.
  • They can comfortably interact with others.
  • Self-love.
  • Ability to bounce back from ugly situations.
  • Build healthy and positive relationships.

Disoerders of the psychosocial health

Just like the different dimensions of psychosocial heath are meant to control and maintain certain feelings and attitudes in one’s life, there can be defects in these control, leading to disorders and illness. These disorders and illness include

  • Depression
  • A.D.H.D (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Schizophrenia
  • Suicide etc.
  • Factors that affect Psychosocial health
  • Hormonal function
  • Hereditary
  • Isolation from family and friends
  • Personal experience
  • Self-esteem
  • Personality
  • Environment etc.