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Despite the increased media attention given to mental health issues in recent years, there is still much confusion about how best to nourish and preserve our own emotional well-being. In Protecting Mental Health, clinical psychologist Dr Keith Gaynor shares his expertise – gleaned from more than ten years’ experience working at the front line of mental health services in Ireland and the UK – in a practical and encouraging fashion. Protecting Mental Health explores how, both as individuals and as a community, we can nurture positive mental health and reduce negative emotions like anxiety or depression. It also examines the relationship between better mental health and a ‘happier’ society. Anyone, irrespective of age, gender or personal circumstances, can experience mental health difficulties. However, as this book ably explains, by taking the time to nurture our psychological health – as we would our physical health – we will not only be better equipped to overcome problems in every facet of our lives, we can live each day with a sense of confidence and joy.