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What is Mental Health?


What it is and What it isn’t

Mental health, as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO), is a state of well-being where individuals recognize their abilities, cope with normal life stresses, work productively, and contribute to their communities. Contrary to popular belief, mental health isn’t merely the absence of mental illnesses or disorders.

It’s important to note that mental health is fluid and exists on a spectrum. It can be influenced by a multitude of factors, including genetics, environment, lifestyle, and traumatic events. It’s not a constant state of happiness or a measure of one’s willpower or character.