From the absence of psychological problems through to well-being
There are many different aspects hidden behind the phrase "mental health". This concept has its origins in documents from the WHO, which refers to an expanded understanding of the concept of health.
Today, mental health is understood not only as the absence of psychological impairments and problems, but also as the condition of complete well-being. The concept of "psychological health" is frequently used as a synonym for "mental health". Concepts of mental health include both individual factors, such as satisfaction and emotional states, as well as social aspects of the interaction between people and environment.
An extended understanding of mental health includes the following basic assumptions:
For research, this means understanding mental health as a complex. The use of different measuring instruments is necessary to examine the above-mentioned partial aspects.
Unit 3.4 "Mental Health and Cognitive Capacity"