We all have mental health, just as we all have physical health and our mental health, like our physical health doesn’t always stay the same. We all experience times when we feel low or stressed, frightened or anxious. Most of the time these feelings pass. However, sometimes they develop into a more serious problem.
Good mental health enables us to build healthy relationships at home or work, where ever we need to feel accepted, included and safe. Contact with other people is important. Social contact keeps us connected to each other and prevents social isolation. With good mental health we are able to cope with life, bouncing back from the difficulties and problems that come our way. We call this emotional resilience. Our attitudes and beliefs, our social connections and the ways we learn to cope with life’s stresses builds emotional resilience and enables us to maintain our emotional wellbeing.