Mental health and you

Just like physical health, we also have mental health. According to the World Health Organization, mental health is “a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.”

How we feel about our mental health and wellbeing can be influenced by a variety of ‘factors’. We all have ups and downs, times when we feel great and times when we feel we are struggling. This is normal.

Mental health is about the way we think, feel and develop relationships - and not merely the absence of a mental health issue.

Keeping our mind healthy is something we should do on a daily basis. It is an important part of your overall health to be able to function well, have meaningful social connections, positive self-esteem and the ability to cope with change.

To learn more about mental health visit the Think Mental Health website. Think Mental Health is a Statewide education program run by the Mental Health Commission. The Think Mental Health program focus is on assisting the Western Australian community to connect with the best information, support and services for their particular situation.Information on the website includes about mental health and wellbeing; supporting your mental health; supporting others’ mental health; links to mental health support service and information on the campaign.

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