Mental health refers to our cognitive, behavioral, and emotional wellbeing - it is all about
how we think, feel, and behave.
The term 'mental health' is sometimes
used to mean an absence of a mental disorder.
Mental health can affect daily life, relationships, and
even physical health. Mental health also includes a
person's ability to enjoy life - to attain a balance
between life activities and efforts to achieve
Experts say we all have the potential to develop
mental health problems, no matter how old we
are, whether we are male or female, rich or poor,
or which ethnic group we belong to.
Almost 1 in 5 Americans experiences mental
health problems each year (18.5 percent). In the
United States, in 2015, an estimated 9.8 million
adults (over 18) had a serious mental disorder.
That equates to 4.8 percent of all American adults.
A large proportion of the people who have a
mental disorder have more than one.
In the U.S. and much of the developed world,
mental disorders are one of the leading
causes of disability.
You're not alone