Mental health is more than having or not having a mental illness. We can’t be truly healthy without it.
It involves how we feel, think, act, and interact with the world around us. Good mental health is not about achieving a “perfect” life. It’s about realizing our potential, coping with normal stresses of life, and being involved in our community. It’s important to remember that we are all unique, and so is our path to mental health.
Mental health is not a fixed state; it runs on a continuum, moving from optimum mental health to minimal mental health. Every one of us will experience changes in their mental health at some point in their lifetime. When the demands placed on any individual exceed their resources or coping abilities, their mental health may be negatively affected.