What is Mental Health?

What is mental health?

We all have mental health. Being mentally healthy means more than just the absence of mental illness. It means having a general sense of well being and ability to cope with life’s everyday challenges.

Ups and downs in our mental health are normal. Most of the time these feelings pass but if they begin to get in the way of your life, you might need to ask for some support.

There are lots of things we can do each day to mind our mental health. This can make us better able to get through low points. Doing things like talking about what’s going on for you, eating well, keeping active and being kind and compassionate to yourself are all good ways of caring for your mental health.

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What is mental ill health?

All of us experience problems with our mental health from time to time. This is nothing to be ashamed of.

Mental ill health affects our thoughts, feelings and behaviour. It ranges from the worries we all experience as part of everyday life to serious long-term conditions. Each experience of mental ill health is unique, even among people with the same diagnosis. At least one in four people will experience a mental health problem at some point in their lives. The vast majority of them get better.

When mental health problems interfere with your life, it’s time to look for help and support. Getting help early makes it much more likely that you will have a full recovery.

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