Some may see it as ‘part of life’, but others may lose the capacity to carry on in a “normal” manner. These emotional upheavals can develop into conditions such as depression and anxiety. A small minority could even suffer longer-term severe symptoms of other mental illness.
Positive mental health and wellbeing makes us resilient, helping us to ‘bounce back’ when trouble looms such as a bereavement, job loss or separation. Some people develop symptoms of mental ill-health for no apparent reason. Knowing which way to turn and where to get help is essential.