When someone says ‘mental health’, they are usually talking about your state of mind.
If your mental health is good, you probably feel confident and capable of dealing with life and other people. If your mental health is not so good, life can seem a lot more difficult and you may feel like you are not coping very well.
Of course, it’s normal to have ups and downs and many people have mental health issues from time to time. But if you feel like life never gets any easier, and there is nothing you can do about it, it’s possible that you could be suffering from a mental illness.
Mental illnesses, such as depression, anxiety and eating disorders have a bigger impact on how you think and behave than other mental health issues and these illnesses need treatment, just like any other illness.