Mental health is a desirable state of well-being or flourishing. Just like our physical health, our mental health changes – we all have times when we don’t feel mentally well.
For example, we might feel overwhelmed with too much stress,
or we may have times when we feel sad and struggle to get back to feelings of
wellbeing. These feelings, while typical and normal, can impact our ability to
be our best self.
and mental illness aren’t the same things, though the terms are sometimes
confused and used interchangeably.
appropriate care and support, people who are mentally ill can experience
positive mental wellness.