The Discrepancies Between Mental Health and Overall Health
Health is a condition where sickness and infirmity are completely absent. Many different definitions have been used for such conditions over the years. It does not necessarily mean being overweight or out of shape, but it does mean that the body is healthy and functioning normally. The first definition is from The ninth revised International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Health Problems (DSM), which states that health is the state of being able to carry out the activities of normal health without any impairment to the ability to carry out those functions. It is the ability to do things with a minimum of pain and discomfort.
Good health is important to one’s quality of life. With good health, you can engage in all the physical activities that you want without feeling pain or discomfort. In developed countries, physical well-being is more predominant than mental well-being. In developed countries, people have access to quality healthcare facilities, in addition to their social security. In these developed countries, illness and disability are much less prevalent.
Developed countries have made great strides in improving the health and wellness of their citizens. In the United States, many individuals live in a state of relative physical and mental well-being, but face many barriers to obtaining both mental health and healthcare. The lack of available resources creates many discrepancies between individuals’ mental health and overall health. In order to bridge these discrepancies, greater investment is necessary in order to ensure the well-being of individuals. Individual health and healthcare should be given the attention that it deserves.