mental health


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mental health

n.
1.
a. A state of emotional and psychological well-being in which an individual is able to use his or her cognitive and emotional capabilities, function in society, and meet the ordinary demands of everyday life.
b. A person's overall emotional and psychological condition: Since witnessing the accident, his mental health has been poor.
2. A field comprising various professions, such as psychiatry and social work, that deals with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of mental disorders.

men′tal health′


n.
psychological well-being and satisfactory adjustment to society and to the ordinary demands of life.
[1825–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mental health - the psychological state of someone who is functioning at a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioral adjustmentmental health - the psychological state of someone who is functioning at a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioral adjustment
mental condition, mental state, psychological condition, psychological state - (psychology) a mental condition in which the qualities of a state are relatively constant even though the state itself may be dynamic; "a manic state"
mental balance, mental soundness - the healthy psychological state of someone with good judgment
saneness, sanity - normal or sound powers of mind
mental disease, mental illness, psychopathy - any disease of the mind; the psychological state of someone who has emotional or behavioral problems serious enough to require psychiatric intervention
References in classic literature ?
Although I can't afford to take this course, I see no objection to having her comfortably boarded and lodged out of our way for the time being -- say, at a retired farm-house, in the character of a lady in infirm mental health.
So also, owing to bodily and mental health and strength, we may be continually cheered by a like but more normal and natural society, and come to know that we are never alone.
Mohun was a trifle sentimental, and had in him a singular element of superstition, which led him to the study of all manner of occult subjects, although his sane mental health safeguarded him against fantastic and perilous faiths.
He recovered his mental health by an emphatic effort, and said to Flambeau, "Well, there it is.
Mental health patients are not getting the services they need and this comes down to a number of issues, Mrs Dunne said.
According to a private news channel, the day will provides an opportunity for all stakeholder working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide.
It is estimated that one in four British adults will suffer from some form of mental health problem within any given year and demand for youth mental health services is also increasing dramatically, with over 1,700 vulnerable young people currently waiting over 14 weeks to access mental health services compared to 515 two years ago - an increase of over 230%.
The event, under the patronage of HE Abdulla bin Khalid al-Qahtani, Minister of Public Health, was part of the celebrations of World Mental Health Day, observed on October 10 annually.
The Minister said this while charring the first meeting of the Task Force on Mental Health here on Tuesday.
AMHCA appreciates President Obama's mental health workforce development plan for SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration), which includes $50 million to train 5,000 new mental health professionals, including mental health counselors, to serve students and young adults.
Chandola, Ferrie, Sacker, & Marmot, (2007) showed that, in the UK, the economic inequalities of working life and their effects on mental health are amplified for people in early retirement.