Mental health in the community – Malaysia: a 20-year journey of a family medicine consultant

Mental health is more than the absence of mental illness. It is a state of well-being in which a person realises his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and is able to make a contribution to his or her community. Mental health includes: • How some...

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Main Author: Mohd Sidik, Sherina
Format: Inaugural Lecture
Language:English
Published: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press 2017
Online Access:http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/66861/1/20170725181906213_Mental_Health_in_the_Community_Malaysia.pdf
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spelling oai:psasir.upm.edu.my:66861 http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/66861/ Mental health in the community – Malaysia: a 20-year journey of a family medicine consultant Mohd Sidik, Sherina Mental health is more than the absence of mental illness. It is a state of well-being in which a person realises his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and is able to make a contribution to his or her community. Mental health includes: • How someone feels about him / herself • How someone feels about other people • How someone is able to handle the demands of life. One way of describing mental health is to describe mentally healthy people. To be mentally healthy, a person needs to have a balance of protective individual and community factors. Protective individual factors are high self-esteem, good coping mechanisms, a sense of meaningful life, effective communication, strong social network and a sense of humour, whereas protective community factors are safety, healthy physical environment, adequate resources and a sense of community. Mental health is thus the foundation for individual well-being and the effective functioning of a community. Universiti Putra Malaysia Press 2017 Inaugural Lecture NonPeerReviewed text en http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/66861/1/20170725181906213_Mental_Health_in_the_Community_Malaysia.pdf Mohd Sidik, Sherina (2017) Mental health in the community – Malaysia: a 20-year journey of a family medicine consultant. [Inaugural Lecture] http://www.pnc.upm.edu.my/upload/dokumen/20170725181906213_Mental_Health_in_the_Community_Malaysia.pdf
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description Mental health is more than the absence of mental illness. It is a state of well-being in which a person realises his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and is able to make a contribution to his or her community. Mental health includes: • How someone feels about him / herself • How someone feels about other people • How someone is able to handle the demands of life. One way of describing mental health is to describe mentally healthy people. To be mentally healthy, a person needs to have a balance of protective individual and community factors. Protective individual factors are high self-esteem, good coping mechanisms, a sense of meaningful life, effective communication, strong social network and a sense of humour, whereas protective community factors are safety, healthy physical environment, adequate resources and a sense of community. Mental health is thus the foundation for individual well-being and the effective functioning of a community.
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