What is mental health or emotional health?
What is it?
Mental or emotional health is something everybody has. It includes how people feel, think, behave and act
Mental health includes:
Many people think that Mental Health means they are “crazy” or have “deep mental issues” this is wrong. Everyone has Mental Health. Mental Health is much the same as physical health we need to look after our bodies to keep them strong and healthy and this is the same with Mental Health we have to look after our Mental Health so that our minds can function in a healthy way.
Mental Health refers to the positive characteristics that people show, it isn’t being able to say ‘I don’t have depression or anxiety etc. It is being able to cope with life’s pressure and understanding and being able to look after our own mental wellbeing.
Mental illness is when your feelings, emotions or thinking become unwell.
Below are some websites and resources that you can use, if you want to know more about Mental Health wellbeing. As well as support groups and help lines if you feel stuck and need more
Find information on Mental Health Services in the Horowhenua Area here
Information and advice on Eating Disorders more information
Information on the Mental Health Foundation here
Support for young people and families going through change, loss and grief here
If you or someone you know needs support and feels like they have nowhere to turn here is a place where you can find help.
The lowdown is a great site with helpful information regarding depression and other mental illnesses as well as NZ celebrities and Musicians with their stories.
Youthline assists youth with health issues and information.