Mental Health

Mental Health is a term used to describe how we think, feel and behave. It is affected by what is going on in our lives, the situations we encounter, and the people around us. It is also influenced by our physical makeup and personality, personal attributes such as self-esteem and confidence and also our coping skills in problem solving and stress management. Our mental health is not fixed but constantly changing. Most of us will have periods in our lives when we are content with ourselves, happy in the present and optimistic about the future. We may also have times when we feel we have failed, are deeply unhappy with our lives and cannot see a way forward. This is normal and most of us will learn to manage by talking about our problems, diverting our attention to other things or simply by the passage of time.