Mental Illness and Mental Health: The Two Continua Model Across the Lifespan

@inproceedings{Westerhof2010MentalIA,
  title={Mental Illness and Mental Health: The Two Continua Model Across the Lifespan},
  author={Gerben J Westerhof and Corey Lee M. Keyes},
  booktitle={Journal of adult development},
  year={2010}
}
Mental health has long been defined as the absence of psychopathologies, such as depression and anxiety. The absence of mental illness, however, is a minimal outcome from a psychological perspective on lifespan development. This article therefore focuses on mental illness as well as on three core components of positive mental health: feelings of happiness and satisfaction with life (emotional well-being), positive individual functioning in terms of self-realization (psychological well-being… CONTINUE READING
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