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MENTAL HEALTH Health - a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity (WHO-1948).Mental- by dictionary "of the mind", the seat of consciousness, thought and feelings. Therefore mental health is a state of well being of the mind.** Topographical model of mind- conscious, preconscious, unconscious. ** Structural theory- id,ego,superego.Mental health - a state of wellbeing in which the individual realizes his/her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively & fruitfully, is able to make a contribution to his/her community (WHO). Mental health is more than the absence of mental illness thus the promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative aspects.Mental health has been defined as full harmonious functioning of the whole personality or ones ability to manage life problems and to derive satisfaction from living through the various stages of life. Mental health is also a state of well being in which an individual realizes his/her potentials/abilities, can cope with normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully and is able to make a contribution to the community.Mental health is crucial to overall well being of an individual, family, community and the country and has a direct bearing on achieving millennium development goals and vision 2030. Mental illness and disorders

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