Mental health is a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.
Mental health shows the level of psychological and emotional well-being. Our behaviour is guided by our mental health at every stage of life. Healthy, sound and good mental health is a boon as it provides the ability to enjoy life. However, mental illnesses are very common these days. According to the WHO, nearly half of the world’s population are affected by mental illness with an impact on their self-esteem, relationships and ability to function in everyday life.
Physical and mental health complement each other: Physical and mental health are closely associated. Recent studies have proved that a number of physical illnesses actually root from a mental health problem. These are known as Psychosomatic problems.