What is mental health?
Since today in the UK is the #TimeToTalk day, it is essential to remind ourselves that mental health is an integral part of our health too. As a critical part of our functioning and thriving in society, mental health can be considered a natural extension and a pre-condition of physical and social health.
WHO put it nicely in their Major Themes description: “Mental health is a state of well-being in which an individual realises his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and is able to make a contribution to his or her community. Mental health is fundamental to our collective and individual ability as humans to think, emote, interact with each other, earn a living and enjoy life. On this basis, the promotion, protection and restoration of mental health can be regarded as a vital concern of individuals, communities and societies throughout the world.”
How do you define your mental health?