There are different ways of defining the term mental health. Some definitions emphasis positive psychological wellbeing, whereas others see it as the absence of mental health issues or mental illness.
Mental health is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realises 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 his or her community.
There are different types of mental illnesses, some of which are common such as depression and anxiety disorders, and some which are not common, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. However, mental illnesses, as with any health difficult, cause disability, which is sometimes severe. This is not always well understood by people who never experienced a mental illness.
Mental illnesses also often occur in combination. For example, it is not unusual for a person with an anxiety disorder to also develop depression, or for a person who is depressed to misuse alcohol or other drugs, perhaps in an effort to self medicate. Terms used to describe having more than one mental illness include dual diagnosis, comorbidity and co-occurrence.
Mental illnesses are common across the world and also in many workplaces you might be in. Both men and women suffer from mental illnesses with women usually experiencing more anxiety and mood disorders. While men, have more substance use disorders.
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