What is Mental Health?
Mental health refers to your emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how you think, feel and act. Having a mental health condition can affect your relationships, work and school performance, overall health, and well-being.
There are several types of mental health conditions, including anxiety disorders, mood disorders like depression, behavioral disorders such as ADHD, substance abuse, and more. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that nearly one in five U.S. adults live with a mental illness (52.9 million in 2020). Learn more about specific mental health conditions.
Many of us face challenges that can be stressful, overwhelming, and cause strong emotions. It is natural to feel stress, anxiety, grief, and worry. Mental health does not discriminate. It affects people of all ages, genders, races, and ethnicities. The good news is most people with a mental health condition can get better and may recover completely.
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