MENTAL HEALTH


There is often a lot of confusion about what we mean when we talk about mental health. Many people immediately start thinking about mental health problems or mental illness – but this is only one part of the picture.


Everyone has ‘mental health’ and this can be thought of in terms of:

 
- How we feel about ourselves and the people around us
 - Our ability to make and keep friends and relationships
 - Our ability to learn from others and to develop psychologically
and emotionally.


Being mentally healthy is also about having the strength to overcome the difficulties and challenges we can all face at times in our lives – to have confidence and self-esteem, to be able to take decisions and to believe in ourselves.

TOPICS
DEPRESSION
ANXIETY
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Depression is a low mood that lasts for a long time, and affects your everyday life.
In its mildest form, depression can mean just being in low spirits. It doesn’t stop you leading your normal life but makes everything harder to do and seem less worthwhile.
  
  
Anxiety is what we feel when we are worried, tense or afraid – particularly about things that are about to happen, or which we think could happen in the future. Anxiety is a natural human response when we perceive that we are under threat.
  
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STRESS
A-Z MENTAL HEALTH
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We all know what it's like to feel stressed, but it's not easy to pin down exactly what stress means. When we say things like "this is stressful" or "I'm stressed", we might be talking about situations or events that put pressure on us.
  
  
Here are links to other topics surrounding Mental Health.
  
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