Mental health includes our emotional, psychological and social well-being.
It affects how we think, feel and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
Over the course of your life, if you experience mental health problems, your thinking, mood and behavior could be affected.
Mental health problems are common but help is available. People with mental health problems can get better and many recover completely.