What is mental health?

What is mental health?

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Mental health is our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. ​

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Emotional wellbeing is how we feel inside. 

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Psychological wellbeing is about how our minds work, day to day. 

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Social wellbeing is about how you connect to and communicate with people around you. 

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Our Mental Health affects how we feel, what we think and the things that we do. ​ 

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It also helps control whether we feel stressed or not.  

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Good Mental Health helps us make healthy choices and relate better to others.​ 

Relating to others is about how well we can understand and share with other people. 

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To keep up good mental health, you need to know and understand what makes you feel good. 

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What is emotional wellbeing?

Emotional wellbeing is how well someone can manage and accept their feelings.​ 

Accepting your feelings means you understand that it is normal to have difficult feelings sometimes. 

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Someone with good emotional wellbeing can cope with challenges in life. These challenges can be good or bad. 

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