mental health


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to mental health: mental illness

men·tal health

emotional, behavioral, and social maturity or normality; the absence of a mental or behavioral disorder; a state of psychological well-being in which one has achieved a satisfactory integration of one's instinctual drives acceptable to both oneself and one's social milieu; an appropriate balance of love, work, and leisure pursuits.

mental health

n.
1.
a. A state of emotional and psychological well-being in which an individual is able to use his or her cognitive and emotional capabilities, function in society, and meet the ordinary demands of everyday life.
b. A person's overall emotional and psychological condition: Since witnessing the accident, his mental health has been poor.
2. A field comprising various professions, such as psychiatry and social work, that deals with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of mental disorders.

mental health

A state of well-being in which the individual realises his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.

men·tal health

(men'tăl helth)
Emotional, behavioral, and social maturity or normality; the absence of a mental or behavioral disorder; a state of psychological well-being in which the person has achieved a satisfactory integration of instinctual drives acceptable to both self and social milieu; an appropriate balance of love, work, and leisure pursuits.

men·tal health

(men'tăl helth)
Emotional, behavioral, and social maturity or normality; absence of a mental or behavioral disorder; state of psychological well-being in which one has achieved a satisfactory integration of one's instinctual drives acceptable to both oneself and one's social milieu.

Patient discussion about mental health

Q. Is depression is a mental disease? how do you treat it?

A. I can confirm as a patient being treated for depression that it is mental. Its supposed to be caused by a complicated chemical imbalance in the brain.

Q. Regarding mental illness My mom is suffering from mental illness. As she remains absent minded through out the day, moreover remains silent (talkless), suffering with idiot ideas. Pls advise me how may i resolve this prob. She is sufferring from last 4 years....!!! and now it has increased. We are also under supervision of phycologist but he used to kept her on sleep as alternative. I need yr some corrective suggestion & help. Regards Parth

A. Parth- Dan could be right, there might be another diagnosis for your mother. it sounds like late stages of Parkinson's, but that would be hard to miss due to a very clear first stages.. if Schizophrenia was diagnosed properly - you should know that there are cases of recovery but it's about 15%. so it's not much, but a dual treatment can improve her state. is she taking any medication?

Q. In what ways does bipolar different from mental depression?

A. bipolar disorder is like being on a giant swing that one side is depression and the other is mania. you suffer from depression episodes and mania episodes. mania is an excessive good mood, sounds good but it's not. it''s wearing out you and your close ones. make you buy stuff you don't need and such.

More discussions about mental health
References in periodicals archive ?
All policy documents recognise Mathari Hospital as a national level facility that also serves as a training centre for a variety of mental health professionals.
In line with the theme 'Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World,' of the World Mental Health Day celebrated on October 10, the workshop was participated by learners and their respective teachers and guidance counselors from Oranbo Elementary School, Pineda Elementary School Rizal High School and Kapitolyo High School.
Appoint a governing board for the Mental Health Authority, as well as provide the Authority with the needed resources to operate.
TALK ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH WHETHER it's asking for help when you are experiencing your own difficulties, checking in with a friend who is struggling or chatting with colleagues about mental health stories in the news, talking about mental health is one of the simplest things we can all do to challenge mental health stigma, one conversation at a time.
'Far too many promising lives have been destroyed or diminished because of unaddressed mental health care needs,' he said, citing DOH data that showed one in five adults and one in 10 children in the country have experienced mental health problems.
Of 194 WHO member states, 68% reported having stand-alone mental health policies/plans and 51% had dedicated mental health laws in place.
And the number of mental health nurses has fallen 13% since 2009, while one in 10 of all posts in specialist mental health services are currently vacant, the report said.
The HCAs would have a level 3 or 4 national qualification in mental health support work and receive ongoing training, he said.
In contrast, just 25 (5.09%) people said their experiences of mental health services were "very good".
As the worldwide population gets older, there is a growing concern about mental health information for the aging.
Across Texas and the nation, there are programs to address the mental health needs of people who are suffering.
A NORTH East campaigner for better mental health awareness is calling on the region to unite in support of World Mental Health Day.