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Mental health

 Mental health


 
Mental health is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes 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.
— World Health Organization
 
 
 

Positive mental health is the goal for everyone, but just like physical health, someone’s mental health isn’t always the best. Examples of negative mental health are anxiety, depression, and suicide, among others. Negative mental health is never someone’s fault, and it has a real impact on the individual experiencing it, their family, and their community.