Dell Technologies as well as the event team are very focussed on raising the profile of mental health as part of the fight to reduce the stigma around it, and this is why #MentalHealth is the event theme for 2019.
Fortunately, over recent years mental health has a much higher profile, it appears that people in general appreciate that ‘mental health’ is an important issue – but how do you define and achieve it? Whether you’re born with a predisposition to a mental health disorder or acquire it, can you achieve good mental health anyway? What exactly can we/you do to promote better mental health?
Definition of Mental Health
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health (and mental health) this way: “Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Mental health is an integral part of this definition.”
Good mental health is also more than just the absence of a mental disorder, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, or anxiety. A person who is mentally healthy has a state of well-being in which he or she realizes his or her own abilities, is able to cope with life’s normal stresses, can work regularly and productively, and is also able to make a contribution to the community. Good mental health, therefore, is the foundation for an individual’s and a community’s effective functioning and well-being
Components of Mental Health
Just as illness and health in general are affected by multiple factors, so, too, is mental health and mental health disorders. These factors, which often interact, include biological, psychological, and social elements:
- Body Regulation
- Attuned Communication
- Emotional Balance
- Response Flexibility
- Fear Modulation
During the 2019 Dell Technologies Management Challenge – we will all collectively learn about techniques and strategies to promote and implement Mental Health and Wellbeing in the work place as well as the community at large.