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Mental Health, Mental Illness And Mental Disorders

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1. Differentiate between Mental Health, Mental Illness and Mental Disorders. According to WHO, Mental health is not just the absence of mental disorder. It is the state of emotional, psychological and social well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. . Mental health or illness can affect our thinking processes, behaviors, and emotions. Mental illness is defined as medical condition that disrupts a person's thinking, feeling, mood, and ability to relate to others and daily functioning(NAMI). Mental disorder is health conditions that are characterized by alterations in thinking, mood, and/or behavior that are associated with distress and/or impaired functioning. 2.Describe a time in your life when your mental health was severely challenged/threatened. What were the circumstances, who was involved and how were things re...
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