There are a number of functions of mental health that affect us in different areas. From moods to behavior patterns to abilities (executive functioning), mental health is important for everyday life. The World Health Organization defines mental health as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community. We have five broad categories that help categorize many types of problems: psychosis spectrum; depression; anxiety; attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); eating disorders; substance use disorders; obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).
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