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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
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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. You would find the expense trifling; I should find the relief unutterable.
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.
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The Union for Mental Health of Russia has established the National Awards "Harmony" to honour excellence of professionals in mental health promotion and prevention of mental disorders, treatment and rehabilitation for mentally ill.
The Union for Mental Health of Russia has established the National Awards 'Harmony' to honor excellence of professionals in mental health promotion and prevention of mental disorders, treatment and rehabilitation for mentally ill.
'For the past years, the Department of Education has implemented programs, passed policies and conducted activities related to the promotion of mental health. These include the conduct of trainings on mental health and psychosocial support, and the issuance of policies as complex as child protection and addressing bullying, and even as simple as unloading children of homework during weekends,' DepEd Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs Service and Alternative Learning System GH Ambat said.
Policy think-tank Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-GHANA), observing this with a worry, called on the government to present an LI to Parliament so that as soon as the House resumes sitting, for the full operationalisation of the Mental Health Act, 2012 (Act 846).