Having good mental health and emotional wellbeing –what some people call happiness – isn’t just about avoiding mental health problems. It means feeling good about yourself and coping well with the everyday pressures of life.
Each and every one of us can feel like things are getting on top of us, but it’s important to recognise the signs that suggest what you’re feeling is becoming a problem. Maybe you’re having trouble sleeping, or you’ve lost interest in the things you usually enjoy. You might find yourself overreacting to things, or have difficulty concentrating.
All these things could be a sign of deeper problems under the surface. If you’re feeling like this, the right support can help recovery and help you to regain a positive outlook on life.
If you’re looking for advice on how to stay on top of tough times, or if you’re concerned about yourself, concerned about others or just want to be aware of the issue of mental health, then this website is for you.
The ‘One Book’ for Northern Ireland Launched on World Book Day, 7 March 2013 in Belfast Central Library. The book has been carefully chosen by the One Book panel (made up of library, health, arts and service user representatives) for the quality and beauty of the writing, the engaging storyline and its potential to make the reader think. The panel chose a modern book that would appeal to men and women of all ages and that essentially has an uplifting message. The launch event was compered by Nuala McKeever, Patron of Action Mental Health.
The One Book Campaign (March-September 2013) aims to encourage as many people as possible to read the same book and to become involved in discussions and activities in libraries all across Northern Ireland. The aim is to raise awareness of mental health issues and help reduce the stigma surrounding, and the likelihood of experiencing, poor mental health.
For further information on events happening in your local library, visit www.yourhealthinmind.org after 7 March.