One in four of us will be affected by poor mental health at some point in our lives. The spectrum of experiences and symptoms ranges from the transient ebb and flow of mood, energy, sleep, and social interactions to life changes such as upheaval, separation, and grief, to serious issues such as chronic depression and anxiety, anger, self-harm, despair, and social withdrawal.
WHAT IS MENTAL WELLNESS?
There are many facets to our mental wellness. It is very clear that being mentally healthy is more than just the absence of feelings such as sadness, worry, or insecurity, and it is also about more than just being happy. Mental wellness is about our ability to cope with both good and bad times, to realize our own potential, to engage with and feel connected to others, and to make our own unique contribution to the world.