The concepts and targets of Mental Health?

The concepts and targets of Mental Health?
By : Dr. S.A. Hosseini , M.D.

Keywords : Mental Health, Prevention (primary, secondary, tertiary), Promotion, Development

Mental Health has two basic concepts:

1.Prevention of psychosocial disturbances, with three components (primary, secondary, tertiary).


2.Promotion of mental health and development. Each of the above targets should cover 100% of the population of all inhabitants of the globe.


These aims can be considered rather ambitious. So, professionals i.e., psychiatrists and psychologists have announced repeatedly that they cannot afford utilizing them. They have invited all intellectual members of the world in particular, and all mankind in general, to collaborate in this humane goal. According to Albee Everything aimed at improving the human’s condition for making life more fulfilling and meaningful may be considered part of the primary prevention of mental and emotional disturbance.



The quarterly journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health
Volume : 1
Year : 2000, Spring


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