Mental Institution Mental Health

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Oxford dictionary defines mental health as “a person’s condition with regard to their psychological and emotional well-being”, (Oxford Dictionary, 2015). In order for someone to have a good overall mental health, they need to have some sort of balance between mental, physical, social and emotional aspects of their lives. Historically, mental institutions used to be for “lunatics” who got cramped in cells while sleeping on straw in a dungeon, (Regehr & Glancy, 2014). Today, mental institutions are referred to as Psychiatric Hospitals and tend to have a more homey and modern comfortable feel to them. Mental illnesses can range from minor to severe. Illnesses that fall under the severe category include: anxiety disorders, dementias, eating disorders,
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