Mental Health is the state or quality of good mental health or an absence of physical illness. It is the condition of a person who is “functioning adequately at a reasonable level of emotional behavioral and psychological adjustment.” Mental Health covers a range of issues that have physical emotional social and/or intellectual components and include but are not limited to the following: anxiety depression bipolar disorder schizophrenia phobias sleep disorders post traumatic stress disorder substance abuse eating disorders and suicidal thoughts and behavior. These problems are often related to biological vulnerabilities but can also be the result of mental or emotional trauma exposure to harmful stimuli and/or environmental factors. Mental Health often overlaps with other mental health disorders such as personality disorders psychosis bipolar obsessive-compulsive and other disorders of the brain.
Mental illnesses may arise because of any number of reasons including hereditary chemical imbalances or brain injury. There is no absolute cure for mental illness but treatment has become a priority in the treatment of serious mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorders. Treatment programs are designed to provide both symptomatic and preventative care and often involve various forms of therapy and counseling.
There are many reasons why some people may get mental health disorders. A person with a mild mental disorder may be unable to work due to their symptoms. A person with a more severe mental disorder may be in prison or be in the hospital because they have a psychiatric problem. It is up to the patient to understand what type of treatment they need to overcome their mental illnesses and regain a positive mental health and wellness.