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Mental health vs mental well-being

Mental health vs mental well-being

The terms “mental health” and “mental well-being” are often used interchangeably, but they are different concepts that should be addressed using different approaches.

  • Mental health is a term to describe a clinical assessment of a person’s mental state of health and often involves a specific diagnosis to help identify an appropriate treatment plan.
  • Mental well-being is more comprehensive and preventative, requiring a fundamentally proactive approach that can be actively cultivated in daily life.

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