Mental Health

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What Is Mental Health?

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.

Over the course of your life, if you experience mental health problems, your thinking, mood, and behavior could be affected. Many factors contribute to mental health problems, including:

Mental health problems are common but help is available. People with mental health problems can get better and many recover completely.

Signs of mental-illness

Not sure if you or someone you know is living with mental health problems? Experiencing one or more of the following feelings or behaviors can be an early warning sign of a problem:

Learn more about specific mental health problems and where to find help.

Mental Health and Wellness

Positive mental health allows people to:
Realize their full potential
Cope with the stresses of life
Work productively
Make meaningful contributions to their communities

Ways to maintain positive mental health include:

Getting professional help if you need it
Connecting with others
Staying positive
Getting physically active
Helping others
Getting enough sleep
Developing coping skills

Learn More About Mental Health

Statistics about Mental Health

Want to know more? Fundamental Facts is a handbook providing a comprehensive summary of mental health research with of key facts and figures, covering all key areas of mental health. Published by the Mental Health Foundation.

Good mental health

Treatment of mental illness

Mental health issues

Further reading about mental health