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, you’re thinking, mood, and behaviour could be affected. Many factors contribute to mental health problems, including:
- Biological factors, such as genes or brain chemistry
- Life experiences, such as trauma or abuse
- Family history of mental health problems
Mental health problems are common while help is available People with mental health problems can get better and many recover completely.
How To Get Mental Health Help
If you or somebody you recognize has mental health problem, there are ways to get help. Research studies show that most people with mental health problems get better and many recover completely.
Acquire Instant Assistance
People often don’t get the mental health help they need because they don’t know where to start. Use these resources to find the help you, your friends, or family need.
Assist to paramedical and their families
Current and former service members may face different health issues than the general public and may be at risk for mental health problems.
Legal Insurance and Mental Health Services
Mental health services may be available to you through your health insurance plan. Learn more about your coverage and options.
Participate in a Clinical Trial
The National Institute of Mental Health supports research studies on mental health and disorders. Find out more about participating in a clinical trial.