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mental health

noun
1.
psychological well-being and satisfactory adjustment to society and to the ordinary demands of life.
2.
the field of medicine concerned with the maintenance or achievement of such well-being and adjustment.
Origin of mental health
1825-1835
First recorded in 1825-35
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  • “For health, for your mental health, my boy,” rejoined the newspaper man.

    Within the Tides Joseph Conrad
  • Heurtebise, on the contrary, required the country for his mental health.

    Artists' Wives Alphonse Daudet
  • This over-working of the brain began to tell upon his mental health.

  • But mental health and strength are not the inheritance of all.

    The Christian Doctrine of Hell Joseph M. Wheeler
  • Benson seemed now to recall that mental health was my concern.

    The Test Colony Winston Marks

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