Mental health is the combination of your psychological, emotional, and social wellbeing; it affects how you feel, think, and act and can affect how you handle stress, make choices, and relate to others. Your mental health is influenced by a variety of factors, including life experience, use of alcohol and/or drugs, family history of mental health problems, and brain chemistry or other biological factors.
Mental health problems are common: According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), about one in five adults in the United States experience mental illness every year. Your mental health changes over time and can be linked to your situation. If you are going through a particularly stressful or demanding period, such as working long...Read more