Challenging Preconceived Ideas on Mental Health

Challenging Preconceived Ideas on Mental Health


ICC held an awareness session on mental health with the aim to spread knowledge on the subject and provide skills to cultivate it.


8th September 2018


Irbid, Jordan (ACCTS/ICC) - ICC conducted a psychological group workshop for ladies in Nassa'em Al Janneh Charitable Association, which is located in the Palestinian Refugee Camp near Al Husson, in order to raise awareness on mental health.


Mental health includes our emotional, psychological and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel and act as we cope with life. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence to adulthood.


Mental health does not mean free of disease. It means social harmony, self-harmony, satisfaction, happiness, vitality and stability, as well as adequate production within the limits of human potential and energy, not just disease-free.

This vital topic was highlighted by the counselor through discussions on the following subtopics: the concept of mental health, mental health indicators, normal and abnormal behavior, the meaning of adaptation, aggression and conflict types, in addition to factors for poor adaptation: frustration, conflict, anxiety, stress and coping.


This awareness session enlightened the participants on the subject and we hope it has challenged any preconceived ideas on the matter.