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SCI 100 Week 2 DQ 2

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Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: The four components of
psychosocial health are all equally important? Why or why not?
The four components of psychosocial health are all equally important. Psychosocial
health consists of mental, emotional, social, and spiritual dimensions. It is the meaning of being
healthy. Mental health is “thinking”. A mentally healthy individual is productive in activities,
relationships and able to cope with challenges of life. Emotional health is intertwined with
mental health. Emotional health is the feeling side of psychosocial health. Emotionally healthy
people can deal better with events that are considered upsetting. They are able to express his or
her feelings in an appropriate manner rather than become offensive or angry. Social health is
defined as interaction. Socially healthy people are better able to interact with others either
individually or in a group setting. Socially healthy people are effective listeners and are more
responsible individuals. Spiritual health is the personal quest for well-being or sense to belong to
a greater being. Spiritually healthy individuals have the ability to discover his or her purpose in
life, and experience fulfillment (Donatelle 2010).
Reference
Donatelle, R. J. Access to health (green ed.). San Francisco, CA: Benjamin
Cummings/Pearson

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