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mental health

[′men·təl ′helth]
(psychology)
A relatively enduring state of being in which an individual has effected an integration of his instinctual drives in a way that is reasonably satisfying to himself as reflected in his zest for living and his feeling of self-realization.
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And NEC co-directors Laurie Ahern and Dan Fisher have written, respectively, that "mental illness is a coping mechanism, not a disease" and that "the covert mission of the mental health system .
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The case manager helps clients obtain mental health and substance abuse treatments, benefits and entitlements, rehabilitation and health services, dental care, housing, and transportation.
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From the signing of the National Mental Health Act of 1946 (which established the NIMH) to the final product of the Joint Commission on Mental Illness and Health (appointed in 1955)--the Community Mental Health Centers Act of 1963--Felix prevailed.
SEATTLE -- Sound Mental Health, King County's most comprehensive provider of mental and behavioral health services, will host its fifth annual gala dinner, "Mental Health Matters," on May 6 to raise awareness for mental health issues and benefit its more than 40 individual programs reaching in excess of 16,000 children, adults and the elderly.
Approximately 10,000 public safety professionals have taken the original Mental Health First Aid course.
In fact, there is no definition of mental health that is universally agreed.
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