At the Australian First Responder Foundation we are often contacted by emergency first respondents and/ or their loved ones seeking understanding about why they are “not feeling okay”, struggling or why they have “changed”. The Mental Health Continuum model is a useful tool to show that our mental health is not static.
Depending on whats happening (or not) in our lives, we can easily move along the continuum from being mentally healthy to mentally ill. Being able to recognize “changes”(big or small), and signs and symptoms is a good starting point to prevention, healing and recovery. (Source- Road to Mental Readiness)