n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - A positive perspective on adolescent mental health : main article

Volume 25, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Positive psychology is a new focus in the field of mental health.

The model shifts the emphasis from merely recovering from mental illness to preventing mental illness and developing good mental health.
The theory presents a reframing of human motivation.
Adolescents can be understood differently in this framework.
They can be seen as resilient and as a resource rather than as a problem.
Interventions for adolescents can be aimed at developing specific competencies and enhancing existing abilities.

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