WHO defines Mental Health as "a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community". Good mental health is fundamental to the well-being of individuals, families and communities. Poor mental health is identified as one of the biggest causes of disability, poor quality of life and sub-optimal productivity.
Mental health problems affect one in four of us at some time in our lives. Depression, post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and other problems can be triggered by personal and lifestyle pressures, such as bereavement, breakdown of a relationship, or loss of a job. They can also be the result of drug or alcohol dependency, illness or long term physical disability
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