The WHO (2010) defines mental health as a state of well being in which a person is aware of his own potential and is able to cope with daily life situations. A mentally healthy person is an asset to society, not a liability (WHO, 2010). A Mentally healthy person plays his role fully in society.
A mentally healthy person is able to enjoy life at the fullest. Such persons do not linger on small problems, rather they ignore problems and they enjoy small joys. They have a generally positive attitude towards life and they don’t keep complaining (Holmes 2010).
Bouncing back from adversity is a major component and a symbol of positive mental health. If an unfavorable event occurs in their lives, mentally healthy people recover from it very soon and they do not indulge in self-pity. They come back to their normal self very quickly (Holmes, 2010).
Mentally healthy people lead balanced lives. They do not indulge in the limit in anything. All their choices and decisions in life are balanced. They neither overdo anything nor neglect anything too much. These are level minded people who control the course of their lives very much by themselves (Struzik, 1999).
Mentally healthy people have flexible personalities. They have good adaptability skills. They usually readily adapt to changes in their lives and they have a positive attitude towards changes (Holmes 2010).
Self-actualization refers to recognizing and reaching one’s maximum ability and potential. It is the highest point of Maslow’s Hierarchy pyramid. Mentally healthy people recognize what they are good at. They are aware of what they can achieve, and they go for it (Struzik 1999).
The study aims at finding out the major problems that young residents of mental health homes are facing. It aims at conducting a detailed literature review and forming an evaluation plan about the effectiveness of mental health institutes.