Introduction to Concept of Mental Health Essay

659 Words Nov 13th, 2010 3 Pages
When an individual hears the term “Emotional Health” his or her mind instantly goes blank trying to surmise what this means. It is without a doubt that emotional health is something that the average human being deals with everyday, and it is as important as any other form of health. People do question that emotional health has a “good” and “bad” effect, and yes it is true, but they are never able to distinguish the difference. That difference is how severe “bad” emotional health is, also what it could lead to, and what results come with mental or emotional illness, which is the main focus. Moreover a good definition for emotional health is your overall psychological well-being. It includes the way you feel about yourself, the …show more content…
For example, high blood pressure or a stomach ulcer might develop after a particularly stressful event, such as the death of a loved one ( editorial staff7-9), which can be an indication of “bad “or poor emotional health. Following this further, Jean Piaget’s Cognitive Theory of Development perfectly interprets emotional health, in the sense that it relates to actions later progressing into changes in mental operations.

Also his theory equally relates to emotional health because his concept of “schemas” describes both the mental and physical actions involved in understanding and knowing which relates to the “mind/body connection” for emotional health. On the other hand when a person is suffering from poor emotional health there are many factors that come along with it. Usually most people would ask their doctors the cause of there depression lately or why they have been so stressed, it is because stress and depression falls into the emotional health category .Though a lot of people think they know what stress is they do not. Stress is a mental, emotional, or physical strain caused, e.g. by anxiety or overwork. It may cause such symptoms as raised blood pressure or depression. Likewise depression is the same as stress ,except depression deals with psychiatric disorders showing symptoms such as persistent feelings of hopelessness, misery, poor

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