Mental health is an integral and essential part of our health, but how we define our mental health is very personal.
Some people define it by how they think and feel – their ability to deal with the ups and downs of life.
Others may see it as having an emotional and spiritual resilience which enables you to enjoy life and to survive any pain, disappointment or sadness.
Being mentally healthy - is a state of well-being where we:
- realise our own abilities
- can cope with the normal stresses of life
- are able to form and maintain stable rewarding relationships
- can work productively and are able to contribute to our community
In N Ireland, at least 1 in 5 people will experience problems that affect their mental health.
Self Help Guides
See the range of Self Help Guides produced by Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust http://www.ntw.nhs.uk/pic/selfhelp These titles cover a range of mental health issues.