Mental Health – What is it?

Mental health is an individual’s sense of well-being, the ability to function productively in work, home, and community environments, and the ability to cope with the stresses of normal daily life [1]. Mental health is also the ability to control our thoughts and emotions, behaviors, our physical and mental well-being, and to affect our living conditions, social and work environments. You can read more about mental health here.

Mental health is an important part of overall health. Health is not just the absence of disease. Health allows individuals to live long and productive lives. It is a vital resource we have that enables us to function productively in our environment, satisfy core needs, and achieve our goals and ambitions.