To be emotionally healthy, a person needs to:
S Feel safe and secure; feel they have safe territory.
S Regularly give and receive quality attention.
S Feel a sense of influence and control over their life.
S Feel part of a wider community.
S Enjoy friendship, fun, love, and intimacy with significant people.
S Feel a sense of status; basically, feel they have a recognizable role in life. This also connects to a sense of competence and achievement.
S Feel stretched but not stressed to avoid stagnation, boredom, and to enhance self-esteem and a sense of status in life.