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Mental Health Is More Than Just the Absence of Illness

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What is mental health?

The World Health Organization states that mental health is not just the absence of mental illness.

  • It involves a state of well-being in which people can cope with the normal stresses they face in daily life.

Mental health allows people to ...

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Life satisfaction

A person's ability to enjoy life is frequently used as an indicator of mental health and wellness.

It is often defined as the degree to which a person enjoys the most important aspects of their lives people enjoy.

  • Some factors that have been foun...

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Resilience

The ability to bounce back from adversity has been referred to as "resilience".

  • Resilient people also tend to positively view their ability to cope with challenges and seek social support when needed.

Those who are more resilient are bett...

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Social support

Social support is important to good mental health. Loneliness has been shown to have a number of negative health effects.

  • it has been linked to problems with both physical and mental health including cardiovascular disease, depression, memory problems, drug misuse,...

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Flexibility

Having rigid expectations can sometimes create added stress. Emotional flexibility may be just as important as cognitive .

  • Menta...

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Challenges to mental health

NAMI states that an estimated one in five U.S. adults experiences a mental health problem each year.

Risks to mental health can include:

  • Discrimination
  • Exposure to trauma
  • Family history of mental illness

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How to stay mentally healthy

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services suggests that some of the ways you can promote and maintain mental health include:

  • Engaging in regular physical exercise
  • Getting adequate sleep
  • Helping others
  • Learni...

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Mental health is much more than simply the absence of illness. It is important to note, that there are many factors that determine mental health and overall well-being.

Individual factors play an important part in this, but social, environmental, and financial circumstance...

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