One in four people will have a mental health problem at some point in their lives therefore it is an important issue to think about. Although mental health problems are common, they differ between people in various ways. For example although men and women are equally likely to suffer from a mental health problem, women are more prone to depression while men are more likely to have a substance abuse problem.
What is good mental health?
Good mental health is characterised by a person's ability to fulfil a number of key functions and activities including:
• The ability to learn
• The ability to feel, express and manage a range of positive and negative emotions
• The ability to form and maintain good relationships with others
• The ability to cope with and manage change and uncertainty
Mental Health Foundation
Bupa - Alzheimer's Disease
Bupa - Depression