"Minds" are unique, in that they are compelled to maintain "order" through organisation of information. This is why the dualistic perceiver/thinker categorises, pigeonholes it's environment in a deterministic way... to maintain organisation and order in the living system.... to keep its entropy low. When a person dies and decays... organisation of this living system moves rapidly to disorganisation & disorder.
A person eats, shelters, clothes, and orders it's conceptual life in order to maintain low entropy. If a person is injured, the system can lose organisation and entropy can suddenly increase... which is life threatening. Even panic attacks, cause an increase in entropy, because the system becomes unstable and disorganised.
So the Mind has a purpose & role to the system, by maintaining organisation and order of the system thru a dualistic perception and conceptual framework or mapping. Categorising things as either good or bad is how to try and sort/maintain organisation. If your children mess up the house, they are labelled "bad" and trained to clean up their own mess/disorganisation. Maintaining a low entropy state is programmed into a child at a young age.
But the Mind can suffer from disorders & diseases, which leads to disorganisation of information, like panic attacks, OCD, agoraphobia, schizophrenia, alzheimer's, phobias etc. Some of these issues can be addressed with medication or cognitive or exposure therapy.... some cannot.
Disease happens when things get out of balance. For example, there is nothing wrong with cells dividing and multiplying in the body, but when this process continues in disregard of the total organism, cells proliferate and we have disease. ~ Eckhart Tolle
The Mind can also empathise with other living systems thru organisation of information and communication of that information to others.
There is a common understanding between living systems, of our fragile state, the universe's always tending towards disorganisation and disorder.
Everyday we do rituals to maintain order, we wash ourselves, we brush our teeth, we cut our facial hair, we clean our houses, we wash dishes, we clean our gardens, we throw out rubbish. Things always seem to be moving away from organisation to disorganisation and it's our constant battle.
There are natural disasters like hurricanes, cyclones, fires, earthquakes, floods which all create disorder and disorganisation, by destroying roads, houses, factories, bridges, buildings, and lives. This increase entropy.
There are man made disasters, like financial crashes, wars, terrorism, massacres, murders, robberies, which all increase entropy or disorganisation & disorder.
Our societies are continually adding regulation and law & order to our economic systems, health systems, social systems etc. We have law and order officers who maintain that low entropy state, which helps maintain living systems at a optimal level.
Can you see the cycle?
The Mind may also use past information (memory) to do things in the moment which may help maintain its organisation and order.
For example a person who suffers from panic disorder (sudden increase in entropy), may resort to using avoidance strategies as a way of maintaining a low entropy state.
Even practices like meditation, are attempts by the thinker to lower entropy (noise in the mind).
I found this interesting essay called the "The Entropy Theory of Human Mind"
People generally think that physical laws only have limited utility in understanding human behavior because our mind is free. However, human mind is shaped by natural selection and sexual selection (Pinker, 1997). Living organisms need to extract low entropy from the environment, to defend their low entropy sources and to reduce the diffusion of the low entropy. The struggle to stay in low entropy states is called natural selection. In human societies, agriculture is the main low entropy source. Part of health care systems aim at defending our own low entropy sources to be accessed by viruses and bacteria. The military forces are established to extract low entropy from others and to defend own low entropy sources. Clothing and housing reduces the diffusion of low entropy.