Mental health resolutions for a less-divisive, healthier 2020 … It’s that time of year, aka, the start of a new one, when we assess areas … consulted psychologists to learn how we can best align with our New Year … along with resources,
By and large, physical health is still more straightforward and (often) more tangible than mental health, but over the course of the past decade, there’s been increased willingness to recognize mental health as an essential part of one’s well-being. In short, we’ve come a long way. As a mental health provider, at HRS we have seen the advancements up close and personal and will share resources, a happiness test and more during the upcoming year.
With the help of mental health experts, we’ve taken a look at some of the most significant breakthroughs concerning mental health over the last 10 years, as well as where we need to do better going forward.
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
Good way to start off is with happiness!
Happiness Quiz: How Happy are You?
QUIZ FACTS The Happiness Skills Quiz measures your “happiness skills” or habits. Based on your answers, you receive a brief report with guidance on how to improve your score. 76% of quiz takers who practice one of the 7 habits of happy people report feeling happier.
Test your Happiness Skills
MORE QUIZ FACTS
- This Happiness Skills Quiz is based on hundreds of scientific studies.
- Pursuit-of-Happiness.org is a nonprofit organization. Our mission is to support your well-being and the scientific work behind that support. We will NOT distribute your information to a third party.
- We are deeply grateful to the thousands of quiz takers who have encouraged us with a few kind words or suggestions.
About the quiz: We call this the “Happiness Skills Quiz,” instead of a depression or anxiety test, because you can take it to measure concrete life skills related to your happiness, and especially to learn how you can become happier. This quiz, which is based on hundreds of recent scientific studies, focuses on lifestyles and habits that strongly relate to long-term happiness or Psychological Well-Being.
The most important step we can take toward advancing mental health care in 2020 and beyond, is giving people — all people — access to it.