E102 Week 27 Mental health and psychological well-being (England) (3 modes…
E102 Week 27 Mental health and psychological well-being (England)
By Stephen Leverett
we seem more concerned with physical health of children than mental health
'Mental health' is about more than the absence of mental illness
glossary of acceptable mental health terminology
3 modes of mental health
people with mental health problems
A broad definition used by a range of agencies. Emphasises and acknowledges that the person is a person first, not a psychiatric diagnosis, and that many people experience mental distress and this may be a 'problem', not necessarily an illness.
people with experience of mental and emotional distress
An even broader definition than above that aims to be as inclusive as possible, and focuses on the experience itself rather than using the concept of 'problem' as a label.
people with a mental illness
This is a narrower definition and is often used by psychological and psychiatric services. By placing the emphasis on the term 'illness', it acknowledges the need for medical treatment.
A 'rights' based term used by mental health/survivor activists who assert that some forms of psychiatric treatment can be considered abusive. They campaign for reforms to end the powers of psychiatry to compulsorily detain people and enforce treatment against their will.