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What Is Mental Health?


When we talk about “mental health” what we’re referring to is how healthy our minds are. Having a healthy mind allows us to flourish and get the most out of life, so it’s important that we look after it.

Everyone has mental health, and it can be positive or negative. It’s exactly the same as physical health, the only difference being people can’t see it.

The most common mental health problems in young people are:

However, with the right combination of treatments, these can be overcome or at least improved in most cases. Each person’s recovery is different. Some recover in a few weeks, some can take months and for others, it can turn into a long-term illness.