Mental Health in Children and Adolescents

Having good mental health does not mean always being happy; it means being aware of your own positive or negative emotions and being able to handle them. Emotionally healthy people still experience stress, sadness, and anger.

Mental health is a state of emotional wellbeing in which a person can think, feel and participate fully in life. It includes how we manage stress, how we relate to other people, how we adapt to different situations, and how we make decisions. Mental health is important at every stage of life, whether in childhood, adolescence or adulthood.

Mental health in first person

Professionals and patients explain how you live with the disease
To promote our mental health we should ensure a stable family who can look after and care for our emotions. We could also build appropriate social relationships and have friendly relationships with our peers and we should manage our time well.

Substantiated information by:

Astrid Morer Liñan
Eva Varela
Iria Méndez
Luisa Lázaro García

Published: 7 October 2019
Updated: 7 October 2019

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