Mental (Psychological) health and happiness

Here are some interesting data on mental health and its relationship with well being and happiness.

Source : World Happiness report 2013

1) *Mental Health or Psychological well being is the single most important determinant of happiness.

2)  Happy people live longer, are more productive, earn more and are better citizens


2)  Published research from Psychological Bulletin  (2005)  found a strong connection between emotional well-being and success.


3)   According to American Psychological Association,(2012),  Mindfulness( Focus on the present )

—      –  Improves focus and memory.
—      –  Better immune functioning and well-being
—      –  Reduces stress, anxiety and depression

4)  A Sociological report ( 2010 ) found that positive social relationship  influence health behaviour and lead to better physical health, mental health and overall well-being.

5)  Malaysia is the world’s 56th happiest country.

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