What Is Mental Health? Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices
Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
Components of Mental Health
Components of Mental Health: A mentally healthy individual feels comfortable about himself. He feels reasonably secure and adequately accepts his surroundings.
Criteria for Mental Health: A healthy emotional life.
Indicators of Mental Health: This includes an objective view of self, including knowledge and acceptance of strengths and limitations.
Indicators of Mental Health
Inherited traits. Mental illness is more common in people whose blood relatives also have a mental illness.
Environmental exposures before birth. Exposure to environmental stressors, inflammatory conditions, toxins, alcohol or drugs while in the womb can sometimes be linked to mental illness.