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Mental well-being

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What exactly is "mental health"? What are the differences between “mental health” and “mental illness”? There are many ways to understand mental health based on our experiences, families and cultures. It’s not just about illness. We all have a state of mental health all of the time. A public health approach to mental health helps improve the mental health of all children and families, not just those with diagnoses. Watch this video to learn about a public health approach to mental health and well-being. Use the discussion questions to start conversations with others.



Reviewed in 2020

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