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Mental Health, Resilience and Inequalities

Creator:

Friedli, L., World Health Organization (WHO)

Subject Keywords: HEALTH STATUS, MENTAL HEALTH, POVERTY, PSYCHOLOGY, SOCIOECONOMIC FACTOR
Topic: Mental Health
Health Inequalities
Chronic Conditions
Health Inequalities
Type: Report
Region: International (other)
Description:

This report explores the wealth of evidence that mental health influences a very wide range of outcomes for individuals and communities. These include healthier lifestyles; better physical health; improved recovery from illness; fewer limitations in daily living; higher educational attainment; greater productivity, employment and earnings; better relationships with adults and with children; more social cohesion and engagement and improved quality of life. These outcomes are not just or necessarily a consequence of the absence of mental illness, but are associated with the presence of positive mental health, sometimes referred to as ‘wellbeing’. Improving mental health is a worthwhile goal in itself: most people value a sense of emotional and social wellbeing; in addition, good mental health has many other far reaching benefits.

Date:

01/01/2009

Rights: © WHO
Suggested citation:

Friedli, L., World Health Organization (WHO). (2009) Mental Health, Resilience and Inequalities [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/90782 [Accessed: 23rd September 2019].

  

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