What makes a person mentally healthy?
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.
The Fürstenberg Model - Mental Health in 5 Dimensions
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