What affects our mental health? person with reflection in mirror South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Lots of things in life make us feel up, down, sad, happy, angry or excited.

We all know how it feels to have a bad day or to feel sad, heartbroken or just plain miserable.

Feeling up and down is part of growing up, but sometimes it can become more.

There are some things that happen in our lives as we grow up that can really affect our mental health and in this section, we go through some of them.

But remember mental health problems can also happen even if everything seems to be going ok, there doesn’t always have to be a reason.

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