Mental Health Awareness

Resources for those suffering from Mental Health issues states the following about the definition and description of 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:

  • 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 but help is available. People with mental health problems can get better and many recover completely."

Below, please find a number of resources to help better educate individuals wanting to know more about mental health and bipolar disorder.

Our emotional health can range from thriving to struggling. No matter what your're experiencing, there are ways to take action to support yourself and those around you.

Find online support groups, resources, and wellness tools in relation to depression or bipolar disorder, from Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has a free national helpline for individuals seeking treatment referral and information service. Click the link to learn more.

The American Psychological Association is the largest scientific and professional organization of psychologists in the United States, with over 131,000 members, including scientists, educators, clinicians, consultants, and students.

Learn about understanding mental health, and resources for those affected, from the Mental Health America.