Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
Community awareness for mental health reduces stigma. By raising awareness, mental health can now be seen as an illness. These illnesses can be managed by treatment. We should not isolate mental illness from the physical heath conditions, such as diabetes, blood pressure, or cancer.
Here are some videos to help you understand mental health:
Here are some useful documents:
Here are some useful links:
Young Minds: www.youngminds.org.uk
Rethink Mental Illness: www.rethink.org
Time to Change: www.time-to-change.org.uk
Mental Health Foundation: www.mentalhealth.org.uk
Youth Health Talk!: www.healthtalk.org/peoples-experiences/mental-health