Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. If affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices.
Did you know?
More than 11 percent of college students have been diagnosed or treated for anxiety in the past year and more than 10 percent reported being diagnosed or treated for depression.
Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide.
In 2014, there were an estimated 43.6 million adults (age 18 or older) in the US with a mental illness.
Mental illnesses can affect people of any age, race, religion, or income. It is a medical condition that disrupts a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, and ability to relate to others and daily functioning.
Mental illness and intellectual disability are not the same. Mental illness affects a person’s thinking, mood, and behavior, whereas those with an intellectual disability experience limitations in intellectual function and difficulties with certain skills.
Warning signs of poor mental health:
- Irregular sleep patterns
- Change in appetite
- Feeling overwhelmed
- Feeling Hopelessness
Maintaining Positive Mental Health:
- Get professional help if needed
- Connecting with friends
- Staying positive
- Getting Physically Active
- Helping other
- Getting enough sleep
- Developing coping skills