Category Archives: Mental Health

Mental health – Wikipedia

Posted: October 17, 2018 at 7:44 am

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 behavioural adjustment”.[1] 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.”[2] 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.[3] Cultural differences, subjective assessments, and competing professional theories all affect how “mental health” is defined.[2] Contents According to the U.K. surgeon general (1999), mental health is the successful performance of mental function, resulting in productive activities, fulfilling relationships with other people, and providing the ability to adapt to change and cope with adversity. Continue reading

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Mental disorder – Wikipedia

Posted: October 14, 2018 at 2:45 pm

Mental disorderSynonymsPsychiatric disorder, psychological disorder, mental illness, mental diseaseSpecialtyPsychiatry, clinical psychologySymptomsAgitation, anxiety, depression, mania, paranoia, psychosisComplicationsCognitive impairment, social problems, suicideTypesAnxiety disorders, eating disorders, mood disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders, personality disorders, psychotic disorders, substance use disordersCausesGenetic and environmental factorsTreatmentPsychotherapy, medicationsMedicationAntidepressants, antipsychotics, anxiolytics, mood stabilizersFrequency18% per year (United States)[1] A mental disorder, also called a mental illness[2] or psychiatric disorder, is a behavioral or mental pattern that causes significant distress or impairment of personal functioning.[3] Such features may be persistent, relapsing and remitting, or occur as a single episode. Many disorders have been described, with signs and symptoms that vary widely between specific disorders.[4][5] Such disorders may be diagnosed by a mental health professional. The causes of mental disorders are often unclear Continue reading

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What Is Mental Health? | MentalHealth.gov

Posted: October 10, 2018 at 6:45 am

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act Continue reading

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New York State Office of Mental Health

Posted: October 2, 2018 at 8:41 am

New York State Office of Mental Health For the 2018 Great New York State Fair, the Office of Mental Health released the 3rd edition of our coloring book that features artwork created by the people we serve. Studies show coloring can promote relaxation, reduce anxiety and increase self-esteem. Continue reading

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Mental Health – Harvard Health

Posted: July 26, 2018 at 1:49 pm

Everyone feels worried or anxious or down from time to time. But relatively few people develop a mental illness. What’s the difference Continue reading

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Mental Health UK :: Home

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Following the phenomenal success of our #GetTheInsideOut advertising campaign with Lloyds Banking Group in February, we are very excited to see the ad back on our tv screens again this summer. The February campaign had a huge impact on social media, with well-known people like James McVey, Ruby Wax, Olly Murs and Helen Lederer taking part. We are also grateful to Professor Green, Victoria Pendleton, Jeremy Paxman, Alex Brooker, Rachel Riley, Alastair Campbell and Gizzy Erskine who feature in the ad itself Continue reading

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Mental Health : NPR

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Mental Health : NPR Mental Health NPR covers mental health, happiness, depression, and treatment options. Continue reading

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Mental Health | Youth.gov

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It is normal for children and youth to experience various types of emotional distress as they develop and mature. Continue reading

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Adult Mental Health | Georgia Department of Behavioral …

Posted: July 9, 2018 at 9:41 pm

Dr. Terri TimberlakeDirector, Office of Adult Mental HealthEmail: [email protected]: 404-463-7149 To identify adult community-based mental health service providers in your area, call the Georgia Crisis & Access Line at 1-800-715-4225 or visit http://www.mygcal.com. Office of Adult Mental Health Resource Directory(Updated April 2018) ACT Fidelity Reports Disaster Preparedness for Providers DBHDD Procurement of Adult Community Mental Health Private Psychiatric Inpatient Services During the fall of 2017, DBHDD released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the purpose of contracting with an accredited private psychiatric inpatient services provider to serve adults age 18 and up, who have a variety of psychiatric diagnoses. Continue reading

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Mental Health

Posted: June 23, 2018 at 8:41 am

An important part of good mental health is the ability to look at problems or concerns realistically. Everyone has days when they feel sad, stressed, anxious, or overwhelmed by lifes challenges. If you continue to struggle for several weeks or longer or your symptoms begin interfering with your daily lifeat home, work, school, or in your relationshipsseek help Continue reading

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