The design of the brain means that we very often have little or no control over when we are swept by emotion, nor over what emotion it will be. But we can have some say in how long an emotion will last.
(David Eagleman, The Brain The Story of You)
We all have mental health. Just as we look after our physical health, we look after our mental health.
Mental health is as important as physical health to our overall well-being. When we feel mentally well, we can work productively, enjoy our free time, and contribute actively to our communities.
(Government, UK Office of Health Improvement and Disparities)
Mental illness is the second-largest source of burden of disease in England. Mental illnesses are more common, long-lasting and impactful than other health conditions
(Public Health England. Health profile for England 2019)