Meaning, Purpose and Mental Health


However it may manifest for each individual, it’s important for everyone to feel they’re engaged in life in ways that give them meaning and purpose. It’s not only a contributor to good mental health, but having meaning and purpose can help people cope when things aren’t going so well.

If people experiencing mental health difficulties feel an absence of meaning in their life, or their difficulties have had an impact on their ability to participate it can feel hard to find the things that give meaning or get back into them. This is a natural thing to feel and experience, and sometimes small, manageable steps towards exploring this goal can be helpful.

This link explores how meaning and purpose are integral to good mental health:


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