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Where's the ‘Health’ in Mental Health?

Sabella, Donna PhD, MEd, MSN, RN

AJN The American Journal of Nursing: April 2013 - Volume 113 - Issue 4 - p 62–65
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000428749.94169.25
Mental Health Matters

We lack balance in our current approach to mental health care.

This article provides an overview of what it means to be mentally healthy, describes the primary source of diagnosing mental disorders in the United States, and highlights the idea that even in mental illness there can be mental health.

Donna Sabella is a mental health nurse and assistant clinical professor and director of global studies at the Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions in Philadelphia. She also coordinates Mental Health Matters: The author has disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

© 2013 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.