Sheets on Mental Illnesses
positive dimension of mental health is stressed in WHO's definition
of health as contained in its constitution: "Health is a state
of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the
absence of disease or infirmity." WHO's 191 member states have
endorsed this sweeping statement.
health is a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his
or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can
work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution
to his or her community.
health promotion is an umbrella term that covers a variety of
strategies, all aimed at having a positive effect on mental health.
The encouragement of individual resources and skills and improvements
in the socio-economic environment are among them.
health promotion requires multi-sectoral action, involving a number
of government sectors such as health, employment/industry, education,
environment, transport and social and community services as well as non-governmental
or community-based organisations such as health support groups and
illnesses are health conditions characterized by alterations in
thinking, mood, or behavior (or some combination) associated with
distress and/or impaired functioning.
pages give details in Tamil about some of the common mental illness:
about Mental Illness