Mental health

Mental health is primarily characterized by a good level of functioning and participation in life. People need a healthy psyche to be able to take care of themselves and shape their lives according to their wishes.

What makes a person mentally healthy?

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People need good mental health to be able to care for themselves, interact with others and participate in society.

According to the WHO (World Health Organization), mental health and well-being are influenced not only by individual characteristics but also by the social circumstances in which people find themselves and the environment in which they live. All these influencing factors interact dynamically and can threaten or protect a person’s mental state.

Mental health is a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.
WHO definition of Mental Health

The Fürstenberg Model - Mental Health in 5 Dimensions

The Fürstenberg Model - 5 Dimensions - Resilience, Relationships, Relaxation & Pleasure, Selfmanagement, Joy of life & Meaningfulness

We are dedicated to ensuring that people receive early and preventive support – before serious mental stress has a chance to develop. For this reason, we have always been occupied with the central question of what keeps people mentally healthy?

Various scientific studies provided us with answers to this, and on this basis, we developed the Fürstenberg Model of Mental Health with its five dimensions that reflect the core of our work. This model defines our understanding of what mental health is and how mental illness can be prevented, and provides the foundation for what we do.

Factors influencing mental health

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Individual characteristics
A person’s individual characteristics, such as their genetics and disposition, influence mental health.
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Social conditions, such as social status, housing and family circumstances, affect the psyche.
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Finally, environmental factors, such as culture or the state of the economy, can contribute to or detract from mental well-being.

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