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What is good mental health?

“Mental health means striking a balance in all aspects of your life: social, physical, spiritual, economic and mental. Reaching a balance is a learning process. At times, you may tip the balance too much in one direction and have to find your footing again. Your personal balance will be unique, and your challenge will be to stay mentally healthy by keeping that balance.” (CMHA National:

Mental health does not mean the absence of mental illness. We can all have good mental health, regardless of whether or not we are living with a mental illness.

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