According to the World Health Organization, mental health is

“a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community”.

Mental health reflects a state of emotional balance. Everyone experiences emotional imbalances from a variety of factors including work stress, the chaos of family life, conflict with friends to name a few. In fact, obtaining mental health is no easy task. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, only about 17% of U.S. adults are at the optimal state of mental health. However, this does not mean it is not possible! Mental health can be obtained through education, support, and connection.