What is Mental Health?
Definitions of mental health can vary from person to person. Many different factors including cultural differences, personal beliefs and professional practices can affect a personal definition.
There are some main points that are pretty common to all the definitions of mental health, such as:
- Being able to do day-to-day tasks without much difficulty. This can mean going to school or work, or being part of a family, a team or a group without feeling overwhelmed or having major difficulty coping.
- Being able to deal with everyday stresses, such as tests at school, chores at home or tasks at a job.
- Feeling a degree of satisfaction with life – generally feeling okay about most things, and thinking the things that are not okay are not too difficult to deal with.
- Having meaningful and trusting relationships with friends and family or people at school and/or work.
Our Assessment page can help you determine when to seek help from a health professional.