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Mental Health in the Workplace.

Health has traditionally been defined as the absence of an obvious illness or disease, however this view of health and wellness is parochial and does not necessarily consider the human as an entity with a mind, emotions, intellect and a physical body. Health seen in its proper context entails the ability to fully function as a member of a community. This view of health is incorporated into the WHO definition of Mental Health as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community. There exists a complex relationship between work and health— work is good for mental health and also the capacity to work productively is a function of good emotional well-being. While a good work environment enhances a person's overall well-being, a negative work environment where employees are exposed to bullying, harassment, poor