Your mental and physical health can cloud your experience of reality. People often have health problems because of ignoring or denying reality. Health problems only get worse by ignoring them. Most people ignore the cause and effect of health problems because they do not understand what they mean. Mental and physical health are closely related. You can not have one without the other. Ignored health is ignored reality. Side effects may include death. Accepting your strengths and limitations is part of being a healthy person. Luckily, we have health professionals to help us become as healthy as reality will allow. Realistically examining and accepting the reality of your mental and physical health allows you to be your healthiest.