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How to Tell You Are Mentally Healthy

 

By Dr. Michael Bisconti, The United States Psychiatric Association & Chicago Christian University

 

 

Mental Health 101

Mental Health First Level

The Only "Must Do" Level

 

Here are the principles for determining you are mentally healthy:

 

1. You have at least 99% control of your body but you are 100% able to interrupt an action when you realize it is an involuntary action that is not a reflex like the blinking of the eye.

2. You have at least 99% control of your mind but you are 100% able to discontinue an idea when you realize it is a bad idea.

3. You become unhappy to some degree when you think of hurting yourself or another person.

4. You are mentally healthy (sane) even if you do not achieve a higher level of mental health (see below).

 

Mental Health Second Level

 

You are mentally healthy (sane) even if you do not achieve the second level of mental health. We will add information to this section if and when necessary.

 

Mental Health Third Level

 

You are mentally healthy (sane) even if you do not achieve the third level of mental health. We will add information to this section if and when necessary.

 

Mental Health Higher Levels

 

You are mentally healthy (sane) even if you do not achieve one or more higher levels of mental health. We will add information to this section if and when necessary.

 

 

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