The World Health Organization (WHO) recognized the importance of wording in 1948 when it adopted carefully crafted language which defined health as physical, mental and social well-being. WHO's words recognize that well-being is seamless, affected by interior and exterior tangible and intangible events. The WHO establishing document conforms to the Charter of the United Nations (UN).

Thus there is global intent for health to be encompassing and integrated. Naming some types of health logically allows other types of health to be excluded. The UN and WHO establishing documents deliberately do not do this.

Whenever physical illness is verbally separated from mental illness, the health context narrows. An opportunity is created for discrimination and shaming of users of mental health services. I would like mental health thinking, goals, and language to integrate behavioral health with other health in order to develop seamless health concepts and care.