Let’s take a break from celebrity mental health for a minute to talk about your mental health.

Rather, a presentation that just might help you better understand your mental health and how it relates to mental illness – and society.

Later today, Mental Health America will host “Flourishing: Positive Mental Health Is Good Public Health,” a free webinar presented by Corey Keyes, PhD, a sociologist at Emory University.

The 90-minute (2 p.m. EST – 3:30 p.m. EST) webinar will address the “dual continua model” and how it “suggests that the causes of positive mental health may be distinct processes from those now understood as causes of mental illness.”

The absence of mental illness does not translate into the presence of mental health, and any condition less than being “flourishing” results in elevated ‘burden’ to self and society [...] Rather than intensifying the exclusive focus on mental illness, nations must adopt two complementary approaches to tackle the problem of mental illness: (1) Protection and promotion of flourishing mental health for the prevention of mental illness, while (2) improving the treatment of and recovery from mental illness.

Sound interesting? Free during that hour and a half? Why not register and see what it’s all about?

 


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    Last reviewed: 13 Apr 2011

APA Reference
Sparks, A. (2011). The Absence Of Mental Illness Is Just The Beginning. Psych Central. Retrieved on August 29, 2014, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/celebrity/2011/04/the-absence-of-mental-illness-is-just-the-beginning/

 

 

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