What is Emotional and Mental Health?
When your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete. Jack Kornfield
If you are wondering about your own or your child's mental health, you may want to consider the following qualities and skills that characterize a healthy person:
The ability to enjoy life, relax and laugh
Flexibility in your thinking, actions and how you respond to others
The ability to have satisfying and safe relationships
Knowing what you are feeling and how you can regulate your emotions so they don’t become unbearable or unmanageable
A healthy and compassionate relationship with yourself
A stable identity that does not depend on the approval of others.
Connection to a sense of meaning and to something greater than yourself
Resiliency: the ability to bounce back from adversity
Absence of self- harming habits
Feeling at peace more often than not
Ability to feel strongly and think logically at the same time.