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What is mental health?. “Mental Health refers to a broad array of activities directly or indirectly related to the mental well-being component included in the WHO's definition of health”

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“Mental Health refers to a broad array of activities directly or indirectly related to the mental well-being component included in the WHO's definition of health”

“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”

WHO constitution (1947)

Mental

well being 2400 years of debate
Well-being(2400 years of debate)

Eudaimonistic perspective

WBmeans growth and human fulfillment of one’s daimonor true nature

WB is not an outcome but a process

What contributes to self-realization?What makes your life go well?

Multi-dimensional : List of Goods

Aristotle Martha C. Nussbaum

Hedonistic perspective

WB is a subjective experienceof positive affect

WB is an outcome

Are you happy?How happy are you?

Reductionistic(common denominator)

Jeremy Bentham and other utilitarians

Welfare economics

well being current debate applied to health and mental health
Well-being(current debate applied to health and mental health)

Psychological Well-being

EWB consists of 6 dimensions:self-acceptancepositive relations with otherspersonal growthpurpose in lifeenvironmental mastery autonomy

High levels in these dimensions indicate high PWB

Carol D Ryff

Subjective Well-being

SWB means experiencing:- high level of positive affect,- low level of negative affect and- a high degree with satisfaction with life

2 hedonistic components and one cognitive component

Satisfaction or Happiness

Daniel Kahneman andEd Diener

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“Mental Health refers to a broad array of activities directly or indirectly related to the mental well-being component included in the WHO's definition of health”

“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”

WHO constitution (1947)

Mental

well being current debate applied to health and mental health1
Well-being(current debate applied to health and mental health)

Psychological Well-being

EWB consists of 6 dimensions:self-acceptancepositive relations with otherspersonal growthpurpose in lifeenvironmental mastery autonomy

High levels in these dimensions indicate high PWB

Carol D Ryff

Subjective Well-being

SWB means experiencing:- high level of positive affect,- low level of negative affect and- a high degree with satisfaction with life

2 hedonistic components and one cognitive component

Satisfaction or Happiness

Daniel Kahneman andEd Diener

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Mental Health

High levels of WB

High levels of burden for the persons in your environment

Flourishing

High levels of symptoms of mental illness

Low levels of symptoms of mental illness

You function in society but you do not feel well

Miserable

Low levels of WB