Mental Health: More Than Meets the Eye
The World Health Organization defines a good state of mental health as an “individual [that] realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.” Hamilton Center is committed to getting each individual that is treated by its services to a healthy stage of mental health.
Mental health suffers a negative stigma and much work needs to be done to overcome that stigma. The causes of mental health problems are unique and various, which means that each person’s struggles with maintaining mental wellness are just as unique and require tailored attention. A community that is committed to the emotional, psychological and social well-being of its citizens will find that community a more productive and engaged group.