mental health

noun

1
: the condition of being sound mentally and emotionally that is characterized by the absence of mental illness and by adequate adjustment especially as reflected in feeling comfortable about oneself, positive feelings about others, and the ability to meet the demands of daily life
also : the general condition of one's mental and emotional state
2
: health care dealing with the promotion and improvement of mental health and the treatment of mental illness
often used before another noun
mental health professionals
a mental health clinic

Examples of mental health in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1650, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of mental health was circa 1650

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Cite this Entry

“Mental health.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mental%20health. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

mental health

noun
1
: the condition of being sound mentally and emotionally that is characterized by the absence of mental illness and by adequate adjustment especially as reflected in feeling comfortable about oneself, having positive feelings about others, and being able to meet the demands of daily life
also : the general condition of one's mental and emotional state
Finding the flexibility and balance that is required for good mental health is a challenge we all face. Christy Turlington, Psychology Today
2
: health care dealing with the promotion and improvement of mental health and the treatment of mental illness : mental hygiene
often used before another noun
mental health professionals
a mental health clinic
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