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noun

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.

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Origin of mental health

First recorded in 1825–35
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Medical definitions for mental health

mental health

n.

A state of emotional and psychological well-being in which an individual is able to use his or her cognitive and emotional capabilities, function in society, and meet the ordinary demands of everyday life.
A branch of medicine that deals with the achievement and maintenance of psychological well-being.
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