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Mental Health Promotion

Vikki Vandiver, Laura Boltz and Nikki Hozack

in Public Health

ISBN: 9780199756797
Published online February 2011 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/obo/9780199756797-0113
Mental Health Promotion

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Promoting mental health is an important goal in the field of public health. By specifying mental health promotion from within the field of health promotion, professionals can focus on preventing and treating mental health disorders as well as rehabilitating people who have mental illness and disabilities. One of the ways that mental health is promoted is by enabling those with mental health issues to be able to function in a way that gives them control over their own health and well-being. Another way that mental health is promoted is through community- and population-level opportunities that increase the knowledge and well-being of those who are affected by mental health conditions. This article identifies a variety of resources that can be used for mental health promotion in terms of policy and practice.

Article.  4915 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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