• Mental health is a hot topic that has been gaining blooming attention in the past decades thanks to the increased awareness via media exposures, research publications, acknowledgement by various medical and educational institutions, and improved accessibility to mental health services. Although mental illness has become a known fact, only a handful of people understand its nature. To understand an illness, we have to first see what wellness looks like.

From a psychological perspective, wellness as a peaceful state of mind that in many cases is dependent on having a physically healthy body and/or a mentally balanced mind, leading one to attain a state of satisfaction and enjoyment in life. Besides physical and mental health, other dimensions in life such as social, occupational, spiritual, emotional and economical conditions also constitutes wellness in a holistic perspective. Wellness and health is often considered a normality for the mainstream. However, normality is very much dependent on the sociocultural context that underlines each society. Behaviours that are regarded as abnormal or deviant in one culture maybe considered acceptable in other cultures, among other age groups, or in other social classes. Definition of normality therefore varies by place, situation, time and person, because it changes along with changing societal standards… Read more

    Mental health is a hot topic that has been gaining blooming attention in the past decades thanks to the increased awareness via media exposures, research publications, acknowledgement by various medical and educational institutions, and improved accessibility to mental health services. Although mental illness has become a known fact, only a handful of people understand its nature. To understand an illness, we have to first see what wellness looks like.

    From a psychological perspective, wellness as a peaceful state of mind that in many cases is dependent on having a physically healthy body and/or a mentally balanced mind, leading one to attain a state of satisfaction and enjoyment in life. Besides physical and mental health, other dimensions in life such as social, occupational, spiritual, emotional and economical conditions also constitutes wellness in a holistic perspective. Wellness and health is often considered a normality for the mainstream. However, normality is very much dependent on the sociocultural context that underlines each society. Behaviours that are regarded as abnormal or deviant in one culture maybe considered acceptable in other cultures, among other age groups, or in other social classes. Definition of normality therefore varies by place, situation, time and person, because it changes along with changing societal standards…

    Read more