n. One's emotional well-being, especially with reference to one's outlook on life, ability to cope with stress or the absence of a mental disorder.
n. the psychological state of someone who is functioning at a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioral adjustment [ant: mental illness]
Mental health is a level of psychological well-being, or an absence of mental illness. It is the "psychological state of someone who is functioning at a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioral adjustment". From the perspective of positive psychology or holism, mental health may include an individual's ability to enjoy life, and create a balance between life activities and efforts to achieve psychological resilience.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), mental health includes "subjective well-being, perceived self-efficacy, autonomy, competence, inter-generational dependence, and self-actualization of one's intellectual and emotional potential, among others." The WHO further states that the well-being of an individual is encompassed in the realization of their abilities, coping with normal stresses of life, productive work and contribution to their community. Cultural differences, subjective assessments, and competing professional theories all affect how "mental health" is defined. A widely accepted definition of health by mental health specialists is psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud's definition: the capacity "to work and to love" - considered to be a simple and more accurate definition of mental health.
Usage examples of "mental health".
She looked like Jill the mental health worker, but couldn't be because Jill had blond hair in braids down her back, and this woman had blond hair cut to a fuzz but for a cockscomb on top, a punk cut.
Kate Gompert's room also smelled of singed dust from the heat-vent, also of the over-sweet perfume worn by the young mental health staffer who sat in a chair at the foot of the girl's bed, chewing blue gum and viewing a soundless ROM cartridge on a ward-issue laptop.
That's why I had that team of psychiatrists examine my mental health with fine Freudian tongs.
We forgive people who we imagine have harmed us because, for our own mental health, we want to lay down the burden of the past rather than carry it into the present.
So I will only do this now if it is genuinely affecting someone's physical or mental health.
And his clinics for mental health all over the planet have touched too many little people for us to try to defame him.
You have what I heard one person call infectious mental health, and that's a great gift.
There are people who are physicians, who are mental health professionals, who are in the cults, who are raising trans-generational cults .