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Healthy living: Classical authors describe hygiene primarily in terms of cleanliness (personal, wound); today we think of it as cultivating mental attitudes that are likely to result in your being productive and fulfilled, avoiding practices like smoking, drug and alcohol abuse, and overeating, good sleeping habits, and staying physically fit. ...Read more
Handkerchefs: Disposable ones are ok. Old technique was washable ones. ...Read more
How do you remind a demented individual or make her understand the reasons for hygiene and safety precations?
My son goes to a special need place.I try so hard but he still doesnt do the basic things he should do.Changing, hygiene, dress etc. what should I do?
What form of: treatment or program is he enrolled in? Are you talking about a school, an outpatient or day treatment? Sounds like your son might need a higher level of care but its hard to assess from the question. Share your concerns with the head of your son's current program. Perhaps s/he can direct you to another source of help, or add one to make your current program more effective. ...Read more
Mental Hygiene: Mental hygiene is the study of the development of healthy mental and emotional habits, attitudes, and behavior and the prevention of mental illness. Another is: the branch of psychiatry that deals with the science and practice of maintaining and restoring mental health, and of preventing mental disorder through education, early treatment, and public health measures. It's best to start early! ...Read more
A practice: Here's a reference on the history of the term, "mental hygiene": http://www.Jhsph.Edu/departments/mental-health/about/origins.Html mental hygiene is the set of practices conducive to the preservation of mental health. Those practices have changed over the years, but taking care of physical health , meditation, socializing, taking time for gratitude, etc. Might all be mental hygiene practices. ...Read more