Mental health is well-being
In accordance with the World Health Organization, WHO, and the National Board of Health, we perceive mental health as a state of well-being, where the individual can develop their abilities, can deal with everyday challenges and stress, and be part of human communities.
Health is more that absence of illness
This is important because we are doing away with the fact that health is solely about the absence of disease. For us, it is about emphasizing that there are not only biological and psychological but also social and environmental factors that play an important role in a person’s mental health.
Put another way…
Things like a positive self-perception, positive social relationships, and participation in communities can promote a person’s mental health. While poor physical health, low self-esteem, and poverty can be risk factors.