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Define mental health and mental health problems.

Compare your definitions with the definitions of mental health and mental health problems in another culture.

Comparison and description behavior that's considered normal in your culture and that would be considered abnormal in another culture.

Think about the types of mental problems that affect people in your culture.

Reflect on how other cultures differ in their view of what constitutes mental health and mental health problems.

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As you define mental health and mental health problems, I see it as one's effective social, emotional, and psychological functioning that also relates to one's physical health.

Research also defines it as "a state of well-being whereby individuals recognize their abilities, are able to cope with the normal stresses of life, work productively and fruitfully, and make a contribution to their communities" (http://www.who.int/mental_health/en/investing_in_mnh_final.pdf).

As you compare your definitions with the definitions of mental health and mental health problems in another culture, one of my friends is Native American/American Indian. She defines it as "a measure of checking oneself to ensure that ...

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Culture and mental health correlations are drawn. References are also applied in this solution.

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