Mental health (or well-being) is a balance of mental, physical, emotional, social and spiritual health. Caring relationships, a place to call home, a supportive community, and work and leisure all contribute to mental health. No one's life is perfect; mental health is also about handling life's ups and downs.
When you feel you don't have this balance, or you feel you can't handle life's challenges well, it can affect your mental health. These changes and challenges can get in the way of you enjoying your life.
You and your family will benefit from learning how to enhance and protect your mental health (whether you have experienced mental illness or not).