Volume 17, No. 3, 2020

Mental Health Among The College Teachers - A Study

Dr. D.Nirmala


India has long history in mental health from colonial times which is full of diversities and advancing growth. Health concept comes all over the world long after that. The Constitution of the World Health Organization, which started working on April 7, 1948, defined health “as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being.” The writers of the Constitution were clearly aware of the tendency of seeing health as a state dependent on the presence or absence of diseases: so they added to that definition that an individual, if he is to be considered healthy, should not suffer from any disease. In that way, the definition of the World Health Organization simply added a requirement to the previous position that allowed to declare someone healthy if no disease could be found: the step forward that could have been taken in the conceptualization of health as a dimension of existence which can co-exist with the presence of a disease or impairment was thus not taken. India became signatory from the very beginning. Today, three types of definition of health seem to be possible and are used. The first is that health is the absence of any disease or impairment. The second is that health is a state that allows the individual to adequately cope with all demands of daily life (implying also the absence of disease and impairment). The third definition states that health is a state of balance, an equilibrium that an individual has established within himself and between himself and his social and physical environment. In the face of the ground realities in our country or state and the increasing incidence of mental health issues and its associated burden on the teachers signals the need of this study. So newer and better ways to strengthen their mental health is need of the hour whatever provision and delivery mechanism we have. This is the crux of the research study.

Pages: 171-184

Keywords: Ayodele O Adeoye and Oluwafikayomi O Afolabi (2011) examined the impact of administrative demand, work schedule and environmental factors on job stress among private owned universities in Nigeria.

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