Our mental health is just like our physical health; everybody has it and we need to take care of it. Mental health problems affect around one in four people. They range from common problems, such as depression and anxiety, to rarer problems such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Mental health problems can affect anyone. Mental health is everyone’s business. We all have times when we feel down or stressed. Most of the time those feelings pass but sometimes they develop in to a more serious problem and that could happen to any one of us. Everyone is different. You may bounce back from a setback while someone else may feel weighed down by it for a long time. Your mental health doesn’t always stay the same. It can change as circumstances change.
There’s a stigma attached to mental health problems. This means that people feel uncomfortable about them and don’t talk about them. Many people don’t even feel comfortable talking about their feelings but it’s healthy to know and say how you’re feeling.
Check out this link (https://www.mind.org.uk/get-involved/world-mental-health-day/#) to watch a short animation which explains what mental health problems are and how they can affect us. Also check out this link( https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/your-mental-health/about-mental-health/what-good-mental-health) to learn more about mental health and also the tips for looking after your mental health.
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