The THSC Journal
There are great concerns about the mental health of the world’s population. Depression is the most common mental illness worldwide. According to the World Health Organization, 1 in 28 people suffer from depression. But what is mental health? Within positive psychology, Keyes’ two-continua model of mental health is often used to provide insight into mental health.
With closing the book of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, my Christmas holiday is over. It had been a few years since I had read the Harry Potter books and I was looking forward to reading the entire series again. A Christmas holiday is the perfect period for that, and I enjoyed reading the books very much. I just couldn’t help not only to enjoy it this time, but also to look at it from the perspective of positive psychology 2.0.
People are usually surprised when I tell them that I am an expert in gratitude. They spontaneously tell me about their own experiences with gratitude. They also often ask me: is there still gratitude in our society? Are people still grateful? Didn’t people become more selfish and individualistic? And I usually didn’t know what to answer. In this article I am looking for an answer to the question: are we still grateful?