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The 10 commandments for good mental health

Updated: Aug 24, 2020

Do you ever wonder if you are in sound mental health ?

Good mental health is more than merely the absence Of mental disorder.

It encompasses the following attributes :

• To be able to Place Trust in Others

• To be able to Give/Receive friendship/affection/love

• To be able to Form enduring emotional attachments

• To be able to Experience deep emotions

• To be able to Forgive self/others

• To Examine & consider change

• To be able to Learn from experience

• To Tolerate uncertainty & take risks

• To Engage in reverie/fantasy

• To Obtain Self sufficiency/esteem/worth

Source : Oxford handbook of psychiatry- first indian edition-2005

Contributed by : Dr Lakshman

Consultant Psychiatrist


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