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  • Mental Health: A Holistic Perspective

    A person’s overall mental health is a product of many factors. Mental health evolves through continuous interaction which takes place on both the internal, external, and energetic levels of the body/mind/spirit.  This interplay of biopsychosocial-emotional and spiritual factors is comprised of, but not limited to, the following:


    • Brain functioning chemicals and neurotransmitters
    • Hormones 
    • Nutrition 
    • Immune system function
    • Physical condition 
    • Genetics and epigenetics 
    • Environment (physical, emotional, and energetic stress)
    • Mother-Infant Attachment difficulties
    • Upbringing (nurture) 
    • Spirituality 
    • Social and emotional intelligence 
    • Interpersonal relationships 
    • Intrapersonal relationship with self (self-awareness) 
    • Personality 
    • History of past traumas 
    • Subconscious programming 
    • Social determinants


    The good news is that reinforcement of psychological resilience to mental health conditions is a protective factor that can be supported through individual mindfulness-based stress reduction, self-efficacy, and coping.