Mental health is something we all have and it is something we should take steps to protect in the same way we guard our physical health.
When we are mentally healthy, we can enjoy all the aspects of our life and relationships more. Good mental health allows us to get the most out of spending time with our families and friends, and it helps us through difficult times.
Worried about someone
Some people can be at greater risk of developing a mental health problem. If you think that someone you know might be having some mental health problems then look out for some of the signs and symptoms and talk to them about it or direct them to professional support services.
Where to find more information
The HSE has two websites dedication to mental health:
yourmentalhealth.ie provides general information and advice on looking after your mental health