Mental Health Positive mental Wellness is more than just the absence of mental illness. It can be seen as a state of mental health that allows one to flourish and fully enjoy life.Positive or good mental wellness is not something that we are just born with, it is something that we have to work at and develop. Having positive hobbies, interests and a positive support network around you are just some of the attributes that will help you develop positive mental wellness. Everyone experiences down times in life. The ability to cope with negative experiences varies greatly from one person to another and, in large part, determines whether people enjoy their lives.