Journal of East China Normal University(Educationa ›› 2015, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (2): 77-81.doi: 10.16382/j.cnki.1000-5560.2015.02.011

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Spiritual Health:Core Value of Health Education

WU Yuntena & Qi Shisan   

  1. School of Education, Inner Mongolian Normal University, Hohhot, 010022 National Center for Psychology Education, Inner Mongolian, Hohhot, 010022
  • Online:2015-06-20 Published:2015-09-19
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Abstract: Spiritual health is an increasingly important topic in psychological research. From the perspective of spirituality, understanding and reflecting spiritual health involves three related levels: spiritual health corresponding to mental illness, spiritual health equivalent to mental health, and spiritual health related to intelligence and life meaning. The third level is closely related to spiritual development, and all the three levels constitute individual’s integrated existence of "physiological-psychological-spiritual". Spiritual health should point to the development of "a whole person". The current mental health education should include "spiritual health", meanwhile, its values, contents and approaches should also be adjusted and supplemented. Mental health education should focus on individual’s spiritual development as well as their social and cultural attributes.

Key words: spirituality, spiritual health, mental health, metal health education