[Mental Health—that which promotes the optimization of mind, body, soul, and interpersonal relationships]
With that introduction in mind, I propose four truths of mental health:
- Each of us–every single one of the 7.4 billion of us—carries our own propensity for creating mischief for ourselves and others, and each one of us from time to time acts out of that propensity.
- Each of us—every single one of the 7.4 billion of us—spends a fair amount of time in denial about the mischief we’re responsible for.
- The first step on the road to personal wellness is the recognition, admission, and acceptance of those first two truths.
- Each successive step on the road to personal wellness involves the ongoing commitment to notice that mischief when it starts to manifest itself, to say ‘no’ to it, and to choose an alternative action.