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Mental health refers to our emotional and social well-being and impacts how we think, feel, and behave. It plays a role in connecting with others, making decisions, handling stress, and many other aspects of daily life. Everyone has mental health, and it deserves your attention just as much as your physical health does.

Introduction to mental health
Youth mental health
Race, ethnicity, and mental health
Find help

Introduction to Mental Health

Everyone has mental health and mental health conditions are common. When we’re not feeling well because of physical illness—like a cold, a broken leg, or diabetes—it’s because there is something off with our bodies. When we’re not feeling well because of mental illness it’s because there’s something off with our brains.

Mental health 101
Mental health treatment information
Terms to know: A mental health glossary
Types of mental health professionals
Self harm
Eating disorders

Youth Mental Health

We know what it takes to keep a child physically healthy—nutritious food, exercise, immunizations - but the basics for good mental health aren’t always as clear. The first “basic” is to know that children’s mental health matters. We need to treat a child’s mental health just like we do their physical health, by giving it thought and attention and, when needed, professional help.

Youth mental health
Social media and youth mental health
When home life is hard
When young people lose someone
Parent test: Your child's mental health
Youth mental health test
Fitting in and self esteem
Addressing the youth mental health crisis (blog)

Race, ethnicity, and mental health

Mental health is impacted by a variety of factors. Race and ethnicity can affect the ways that individuals perceive the world, and how the world perceives them. While racial and generational trauma can deeply impact an individual’s well-being, generational resilience also may provide support and protective factors. For example, connection to one’s culture, traditions, and community can lead to better mental health outcomes.

BIPOC mental health
BIPOC Mental Health Month
Racism and mental health
Racial trauma
Caregiving in BIPOC communities
Culturally-based practices
Community care
Mental health issues in Black and African American communities
Reimagining self-care for Black folks (blog)
Black dreams and Black joy (blog)
Confronting barriers and systemic racism
Honoring Black history while honoring mental health (blog)
A Black Christian's journey to mental wellness (blog)
Black joy: Impacting the mental health of Black communities (webinar)
Ubuntu: Exploring the Black community as an inherited system of peer support (webinar)
Mental health issues in Native and Indigenous communities
Mental health issues in multiracial communities
Mental health issues in Asian American and Pacific Islander communities
Mental health issues in Latinx and Hispanic communities
Mental health issues in Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, & South Asian communities

Find help

When your mental health is off, you want to get help to make it better. Fortunately, there are a wide range of treatments and supports. Unfortunately, they can be hard to find or pay for. We’re here to help.

Check your mental health
Find help for myself
Find help for someone else
Interactive tool: Where to get help
Find a warmline
Crisis resources
Find MHA in your area
Find a support group
Finding the right clinical mental health care for you
DIY tools
Who can I talk to about my mental health?
Getting the most out of therapy