Health Promotion and Management
The definition of health has been a source of great debate among different societies for many years now. The definition is most commonly associated with the physiological state or condition of a human being, however it also includes the psychological or mental state. Health is a condition where disease and infirmity aren’t present. It is not a state where the human being is perfectly healthy and is always at optimum physical, emotional and mental health. In short, health is a subjective state that entails the ability to be happy and contented no matter what obstacles and difficulties may come your way.
Health is most closely related to the quality of life, which is determined by the individual’s capability to make their personal, social, psychological and physiological well-being attainable. It can be defined as a state by which people are able to meet their needs and live satisfactory lives. This ability is developed over time and depends on the individual as well as their surroundings. It can be influenced by their physical health and emotional health as well as their social environment and spiritual health.
One of the areas that are frequently discussed in health promotion and management is that of mental health. Mental health is an umbrella term that involves an assortment of mental illnesses that include but are not limited to depression, anxiety and schizophrenia. These illnesses can have serious effects on the human body and therefore must be dealt with accordingly. The term “mental health” can be used interchangeably with the term “social health” or “human body health”. The latter includes aspects such as physical health, cognitive health, interpersonal skills, life balance, family therapy and prevention of disease.
The field of mental health science has made great progress in recent years, particularly in the last century. The main areas of research in this field include the study of genes and proteins, neurotransmitters, stress, immunity, psychosis, genetics and neuroanatomy. Some of the diseases that fall under the category of mental disorders are attention deficit disorder, schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and eating disorders. There have been many successful researches conducted on these diseases, and these have been greatly responsible for revolutionizing the treatment procedures, research methods and the principles that form the basis of modern mental health science.
Another area of personal health that is very closely associated with the study of the mind is clinical psychology. This is the area of study that examines and tests various mental disorders and their causes and treatments. For example, anxiety can be caused by a wide variety of causes including childhood trauma, biological vulnerabilities, faulty coping mechanisms and negative emotional states. Sleep problems can also cause behavioral and functional disturbances. In order to prevent both of these types of illness from occurring, it is important to identify and treat the causes before any problems develop. Clinical psychology is closely related to health counseling and treatment services.
In summary, health promotion and management include two major components. The first of these is education and the second is preventive measures and diagnosis. By disseminating accurate and up-to-date information regarding the causes, effects, treatments and determinants of the diseases and illnesses, we can educate the general public on personal health status and guide them towards healthy lifestyles. The aim of this preventive strategy is to reduce the burden and risk of suffering from different kinds of disease. Similarly, by maintaining a healthy lifestyle and adopting healthy habits and practices, we can improve our overall health and well-being.