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By Amy Smith | Published June 18, 2018
Mental Health in Rural Iowa
Mental disorders/health concerns have been recognized as a major rural health priority.
At the least, 50% of the world’s population will be impacted by a mental disorder.
involves effective functioning in daily activities resulting in
Productive activities (work, school, caregiving)
Ability to adapt to change and cope with adversity
refers collectively to all diagnosable mental disorders – health conditions involving:
Significant changes in thinking, emotion and/or behavior
Distress and/or problems functioning in social, work or family activities
Mental health is the foundation for thinking, communication, learning, resilience and self-esteem. Mental health is also key to relationships, personal and emotional well-being and contributing to community or society.
Mental disorders include three major categories of mental illness:
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