Emotional well-being


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Emotional well-being forms part of our health status and refers to the balance between emotions, feelings and desires. It is based on healthy self-esteem and having the right skills to cope with stress and control emotions, all of which are influenced by staying in good mental health and keeping physically fit.

During the first stages in life, emotional well-being is directly associated with forging safe, emotional bonds, which are related, – especially during adolescence -, to building a healthy identity, which implicitly involves accepting the body image.

Emotional well-being is made up of self-esteem, the ability to cope with adversity; resilience, the ability to deal with stress; and the capacity for controlling emotions. All these elements can be developed through promoting mental health, thereby assisting acquisition of the skills that are necessary at every stage in life.

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