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Should people focus more on their mental health?


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Conversation Summary

Although many people try to improve their physical health by exercising and eating healthily, there is now an increased focus on mental health. Conditions related to mental health such as stress, anxiety and depression are now seen as real problems that society as a whole need to recognise. Although mental health doesn’t have the same stigma as it had in the past, many people still seem to ignore their mental health and only focus on their physical. It is argued that people should spend the same about of time working on their body as they do working on their mind.


  • Do you do anything to help with your mental health?
  • Do you think people in general ignore their mental health?
  • What kind of things can people do to improve their mental health?
  • Do you think the government should do anything to encourage people to focus on their mental health?

Key Vocabulary

  • Health noun
  • Mental adjective
  • Physical adjective
  • Focus verb
  • Work on phrasal verb
  • Encourage verb
  • Stress noun
  • Anxiety noun
  • Depression noun
  • Society noun
  • Spend verb
  • Stigma noun

Should people focus more on their mental health?

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