The Philosophy of Mental Health and Well-being

Mental health and well-being are an important concept in philosophy and have been approached by many different theorists. Utilitarians view mental health and well-being as an important part of achieving overall wellbeing for the greatest number of people. Stoics promote equanimity and peace of mind, while Aristotelians emphasize having balanced emotions. Existentialists argue for the importance of authenticity in mental health and well-being.