Mental Health - What does it mean?

Good mental health means you can cope with the normal stresses of life, you realise your abilities, you can work productively and are able to make a contribution to your community. Your mental health is an important part of you; it’s an important part of everyone. It’s about how we see and feel about ourselves and those around us – our family, our friends, classmates and colleagues – people we see every day. When our mental health is good we can enjoy day to day life and we can get the best out of things. Good mental health also helps us deal with problems and tough times in our lives.

What are common mental health problems?

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Supporting LGBT people’s mental health

This website has been developed by GLEN and BeLonG To Youth Service and was funded by the HSE National Office for Suicide Prevention. Negative life experiences can be stressful and this stress can affect our mental health. Homophobia and transphobia can lead to specific stresses for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people that can also have a negative impact on their mental health. This website provides information for LGBT people on how they can look after their mental health and highlights the services available if LGBT people need support.