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[ARTICLE] Mental Health and Physical Health
Filed Under: Wellness | Published: Jun 23, 2017 | Author: Staff

Everyone has mental heatlh, just like physical health.  Good mental health is being able to cope with normal daily challenges and stresses.  Reaching your own potential and being capable of contributing to relationships and communities.

Mental illness is not the same as mental health.  Mental illness is a diagnosable condition or disorder.  Mental illness include disordered thinking, mood, behavior or some combination of two or all three.

Some characteristics of good mental health are:

  • Satisfaction with life in general
  • Peaceful, happy, and cheerful most of the time
  • Self-acceptance
  • Willingness to try new things
  • Generally optimistic
  • Sense of community
  • Socially accepted
  • Contributes to society and community

Everyone can work towards better mental health through lifestyle changes, daily choices, medical diagnosis and treatment.  Reach out to a therapist, Find-a-Therapist.

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