“The lesson from positive psychology is that positive mental health

is not just the absence of mental illness.


It is all too commonplace not to be mentally ill but to be

stuck and languishing in life.


Positive mental health is a presence of:

positive emotion



good relationships



Being in a state of mental health is not merely being disorder free;

rather it is the presence of flourishing.


Let there be no doubt about this: traditional psychotherapy is

not designed to produce well-being, it is designed

just to curtail misery…”


From Flourish by Martin E. P. Seligman