Frankly, we, too, are learning about mental health and taking lessons from your stories and resources from the professionals. Here’s one adapted definition from CHAT, a local group that advocates and educates about youth mental health:
“Mental health exists on a spectrum. It does not mean being happy all the time. Every one out of five young people suffers from mental health problems such as anxiety, addiction, depression, bipolar disorder, psychosis, eating disorder and self-harm. There are various factors that can lead to mental health problems such as genes, emotional and social influences and environmental conditions.”
Though not exclusive to mental health, another beautiful way to look at health is through Sigmund Freud’s famous words: “the capacity to work and to love”.