Mental health involves our psychological, emotional, 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.
The main causes of mental health disorders include:
- Biological factors (e.g. genes or brain chemistry)
- Life experiences (e.g. trauma or abuse)
- Family history of mental health problems
People with mental health problems can get better, and most recover completely. The key is to seek help from a professional, and to build a good circle of support.