The World Health Organization defines mental health as a “state of mental well-being that enables people to cope with the stresses of life, realize their abilities, learn and work well, and contribute to their community. It is an integral component of health and well-being that underpins our individual and collective abilities to make decisions, build relationships and shape the world we live in.”
Mental health is a basic human right. It is more than the absence of mental disorders. It can be understood as a continuum, which is experienced differently from one person to the other and can change over time.