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Mental health is described as, “a state of well being in which the individual realises his or her own abilities and 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” [World Health Organisation].

The definition of mental health will differ between individuals as variables such as cultural differences, age, gender and more will play an associate as to how one reacts in a given situation. Therefore, it is important to stress that an individual’s own issues are looked at, as opposed to comparing them with others in similar situations.

Mental health issues are often looked upon in a negative light; however many issues can be brought to control with support and medication.