- psychological well-being and satisfactory adjustment to society and to the ordinary demands of life.
- the field of medicine concerned with the maintenance or achievement of such well-being and adjustment.
Origin of mental health
First recorded in 1825–35
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Examples from the Web for mental health
Now that all efforts to legislate gun control are stalled, it may be time for mental-health legislation to stand on its own.The House’s GOP Psychologist May Finally Get a Mental-Health Bill Passed
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Mental-health hospitalizations for kids are on the rise—up 24 percent from 2007 to 2010.How American Hospitals Are Failing Mentally Ill Kids
March 19, 2014
Her mother has mental-health problems, and physical-health problems, which deteriorated after a hit-and-run accident.Will Jordan Davis Become the First Transgender Miss England?
February 28, 2014
The mental-health unit has helped earthquake survivors deal with grief and post-traumatic stress.The Aid Industry Failed Haiti After Its 2010 Quake
February 3, 2014
Mental-health coverage is going to be improved dramatically for up to 60 million Americans.Told You So: Obamacare’s Back
December 12, 2013