From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Mental health is a term used to describe either a level of cognitive or emotional wellbeing or an absence of a mental disorder. From perspectives of the discipline of positive psychology or holism mental health may include an individual's ability to enjoy life and procure a balance between life activities and efforts to achieve psychological resilience.
The World Health Organization states that there is no one "official" definition of mental health. Cultural differences, subjective assessments, and competing professional theories all affect how "mental health" is defined.
- Creativity and mental health
- Global Mental Health
- Infant mental health
- Mental health law
- Public health
- Self-help groups for mental health
- Mental illness
- Mental environment
- Mental health professional
- Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV
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