Gauge your mental health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. The Columbus Dispatch ran this column today and it includes a list of attributes to help you determine how mentally healthy you are. Here are a few traits of people with good mental health that I think some folks in politics might have problems with:

*They are able to give love, consider the interests of others and accept love.

• They expect to like and trust others, and think that others will like and trust them.

• They respect the differences they find in people.

• They do not bully nor do they allow themselves to be bullied.

• They feel a sense of responsibility to their neighbors and fellow human beings.

• They accept responsibility for who they are and what they do.

• They learn from the past, live in the present and look to the future with hope.

• They are objective enough about life to find humor even in difficult situations.

• They welcome new experiences and new ideas.

So…are you? Mentally healthy? Check the full list at the link above, not just the traits listed in this post.

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