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How does mental health fit in?

Mental health is a component of your overall health, just like physical health. Sometimes it can cause problems.

Difficulty living with your emotions

Everybody feels sad or irritable sometimes, but when these emotions are so strong that you find them hard to live with at school or at home, you may have a mental health issue. And that can prevent you from functioning normally.

Weakness has nothing to do with it

Mental health problems affect around 20% of the population. Several different mental health problems may appear in adolescence. They can affect absolutely anyone, at absolutely any point in their life. Even though there are lots of taboos concerning mental health problems, they’re not due to “weakness” and you shouldn’t feel ashamed.

What kinds of mental health problems are there?

There are a variety of mental health problems: