Mental Health is a state of psychological or physical well-being in which someone is not suffering from mental disorder or mental disease. It is an individual who is having a “healthy state of mental and behavioral adjustment.” Mental Health is a part of the human psychology that refers to the innermost part of the psyche of an individual. It involves the person’s mental functions, emotional well-being and physical functioning. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) Mental Health is a major determinant of life expectancy and social interaction in many societies. A well balanced and harmonious mental health reflects overall mental health in a person.
A person with no mental health issues is said to be healthy but the condition may not be good. The mental health status of a person can be assessed by various mental health assessment tools such as the WHO Multidimensional Patient Interview (MDPI), the Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MPI), the Multidimensional Disability Scale (MDDS), the Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI), the Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI), and the Structured Clinical Interview for Mental Disorders (SCID). Some mental health assessment instruments are based on self-report instruments and some are based on clinical interviews. Other mental health assessment tools include the WHO Composite International Diagnostic Interview (Diagnostic Interview), the WHO Multidimensional Personality Inventory (MPI-III), the WHO Multidimensional Disability Scale (MDDS-R), the WHO Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI-II), the WHO Composite International Diagnostic Interview-Revised (CIDI-R), and the WHO Composite International Diagnostic Interview-DSM-IV. Other mental health assessments can also be conducted through specialized programs or in consultation with mental health professionals. These programs are also known as self-help mental health assessments, or self-health assessment programs. Mental health assessment tools are usually used in conjunction with a self-diagnosis.
People diagnosed with mental illnesses are at high risk of committing suicide and are at increased risk of developing depression and other mental disorders in their person’s life. In order to avoid the negative consequences of having untreated mental disorders, it is essential that individuals develop and maintain mental health strategies and treatments in order to reduce the chances of developing and experiencing mental disorders in their life. A proper and adequate mental health-care program must include education, training, and supervision of all mental health care providers.