What is Mental Health?
Mental health is an integral and essential component of health. Mental health refers to our state of mind and includes our emotional, psychological, and social wellbeing. At every age, our mental health influences how we feel, think, and act. Individuals with sound mental health can cope with the stresses of everyday life, work or go to school, contribute to their community, realize their abilities and potential, and enjoy a general state of well-being.
Recognizing that addressing mental health is a lifelong endeavor, the goal of this website is to increase awareness of mental health issues across the lifespan and provide educational materials to highlight the interconnectedness between mental health, emotional health, and physical health. We hope these resources will support our reader’s self-care journey.
"There is no health without mental health." - David Satcher, Former U.S. Surgeon General