Mental Health is a Public Health Issue
Media resources, commentary, news stories, and updates on the latest and upcoming work from the Fund.
The World Health Organization defines mental health as “a state of well-being in which every individual 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 his or her community.” By definition, good mental health is integral to our ability to survive and thrive, as individuals and as a city. However, health professionals haven’t always held this view. In fact, the move towards a more sensitive, holistic understanding of mental illness is relatively recent. Read more on The Huffington Post >