Every person has their own mental health, just as we all have our own physical health. It is important that we take care of our emotional well-being just as much as we take care of our physical well-being. Mental health is a state of well-being in which an individual is continually taking care of and maintaining a healthy and functional emotional state. Mental health does not directly refer to an illness and is not merely the absence of a mental disorder.
Mental health care is essential at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. Your mental health will not always stay the same. It is perfectly normal to have changes in your emotional state, we would not be humans without our emotions. Your emotional state can change as circumstances change and as you move through different stages of your life and can be impacted on by the way you think, feel and behave which are all very common.
Maintaining a mentally healthy lifestyle encompasses ones ability to handle emotionally difficult situations. This includes an individuals ability to cope with normal stresses of life, get on with daily tasks of life, practice healthy coping strategies and navigate difficult circumstances.