A holistic model of mental health generally includes concepts based upon anthropological, educational, psychological, religious and sociological perspectives, as well as theoretical perspectives from personality, social, clinical, health and developmental psychology.
An example of a wellness model includes one developed by Myers, Sweeney and Witmer.
Mental illnesses are more common than cancer, diabetes, or heart disease.
Over 26 percent of all Americans over the age of 18 meet the criteria for having a mental illness.
A mental illness is a wide range of conditions that affect a person’s mood, thinking, and behavior.