About Mental Health
Mental health is a state of wellbeing, in which an individual realizes 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 disorders represent disturbances to a person’s mental health that are often characterized by some combination of troubled thoughts, emotions, behavior and relationships with others. Examples of mental disorders include depression, anxiety disorder, conduct disorder, bipolar disorder and psychosis.
Influences on Mental Health
Mental health and well-being are influenced not only by individual attributes but also by the social circumstances in which people find themselves and the environment in which they live. These determinants interact dynamically and may threaten or protect an individual’s mental state.
Source: WHO, Mental health: Fact sheet
What can I do?
If you want further information, then you can go to www.mentalhealth.org.uk