In the words of clinical psychologist and author Noam Shpancer, “Mental health is not a destination, but a process.”
This process varies from individual to individual and is directly impacted by environment and personal circumstances. More importantly, it’s not a journey that can always be solved alone—whether in your personal life or at work.
While it is complicated and multi-faceted, it warrants taking the time to understand it in depth.
The Current Definition of Mental Health
Historically, the definition of mental health was myopic in nature. Today, however, it has transformed into something broader. According to the World Health Organization, the definition of mental health is “more than just the absence of mental disorders or disabilities. Peak mental health is about not only avoiding active conditions but also looking after ongoing wellness and happiness.”
Now that we have a more accurate view, let’s take a look at how serious an … Read more...