Mental Health vs Mental Health Conditions
According to the World Health Organisation, mental health is “a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.” So, mental health is more about what is going well rather than what is not.
Mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, stress, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder can vary in severity and can have a great impact on day-to-day living and health.
Mental health is a complex area and even if you are not suffering from a mental health condition it doesn’t necessarily mean your mental health is thriving. Understanding mental health and having the tools to achieve it will result in more fulfilling and productive lives for all.
If you feel that depression, anxiety, or other mental health conditions may affect you, there is support and effective treatments available and the earlier you seek help, the better.