Mental health refers to our overall psychological and emotional wellbeing. Good mental health includes a sense of confidence and self-esteem. It enables us to fully enjoy and appreciate ourselves, other people, day-to-day life and our environment and helps us cope with the normal stresses of life.
‘Mental health problems’ covers a very wide spectrum of issues, from the worries we all experience as part of everyday life to the most bleak, suicidal depression or loss of touch with everyday reality.
Many factors impact on our mental health including physical health, social situation (and our relationships), our expectations of ourselves, living environment and/or genetic factors. Many of us experience a mental health difficulty at some point during our lives, however the majority of people who do experience a mental health problem also recover or learn to manage themselves and still lead meaningful and fulfilled lives.
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