Mind Wellness (Manasa Roga)
According to Ayurveda and Yoga a person is considered truly healthy if and only if their mind is healthy. Any kind of imbalance of the mind (sadness, anger, grief, frustration, worry, anxiety, fear, pain, guilt and so on) will slowly percolate into the body and manifest as physical ailment. Excessive Vata (Space+Air) leads to separation, fear, isolation and so on; excessive Pitta (Fire+Water) leads to anger, frustration etc and so on; excessive Kapha (Water+Earth) leads to depression, sluggishness, lack of motivation.
Both Ayurveda and Yoga have an extensive literature on the workings of the mind, its layers of consciousness, qualities of the mind which are referred to as Sattva (Clarity), Rajas (Activity) and Tamas (Lathargy) and how the mind operates. Both these sciences strongly advocate the importance of keeping the mind in a balanced state in order to prevent long term mental health issues. Being aware and conscious of thoughts is much greater than just being mindful. Our thoughts, feelings and actions become aligned in a coherent manner. In awareness we are not only aware of ourselves and our mind, but also aware of our subtle body and surroundings. We become more conscious of our thoughts, feelings and actions and slowly develop compassion and love towards society and humankind.