Mental Health and Mental Disorders (HEALTH PEOPLE PRIORITIES 2020)

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Mental Health and Mental Disorders Institution Date Mental health Mental health involves a complete state of social, psychological, and emotional wellbeing. Mental health is vital for interpersonal relationships and leading a productive life (Healthy People 2020, 2016). Mental health promotes physical health and when out of balance it contributes to mental disorder, cancer among other chronic conditions. Mental illnesses are the commonly reported illnesses and leading causes of disability in America. Statistics have revealed that one in every four American adults have a mental illness (Healthy People 2020, 2016). Mental illness when untreated will lead to self-destructive behaviors, for instance, alcohol and substance abuse. It is the second leading cause of death among the American youths of age between 25 and 35 years (Healthy People 2020, 2016). The key to management of mental illness is early diagnosis and compliance to treatment strategies suggested by physicians. Mental health is a challenge to people of all ages from the children to the elderly and has no limits on the race, ethnicity, or gender it inflicts. The relationship between health promotion and patient compliance The quality of the outcome of healthcare of patients depends on their compliance with the recommended interventions by a physician. Non-compliance can be dangerous to health and wellbeing and may have economic implications (Martin, Williams, Haskard, & DiMatteo, 2005). The non-compliance may be a result of forgetting, misinterpretation of the recommendation, and ignorance. Studies have linked non-compliance with ignorance, and this can be corrected through health promotion strategies. The

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