mental health

level of psychological well-being

Mental health, defined by the World Health Organization (WHO), is "a state of well-being in which the individual realizes 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". According to WHO, mental health includes "subjective well-being, perceived self-efficacy, autonomy, competence, intergenerational dependence, and self-actualization of one's intellectual and emotional potential, among others". From the perspectives of positive psychology or of holism, mental health may include an individual's ability to enjoy life and to create a balance between life activities and efforts to achieve psychological resilience. Cultural differences, subjective assessments, and competing professional theories all affect how one defines "mental health".
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Status Anxiety

book by Alain de Botton

author: Alain de Botton

2004

The Yellow Wall Paper

short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Believe What You Like

book by C. R. Hewitt

author: C. R. Hewitt

1973

Hidden Valley Road

Book by Robert Kolker

author: Robert Kolker

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