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What Is 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

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Home MentalHealth.gov

The Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Consumer Guide explains how to make the most of your mental health and substance use disorder benefits. Get Immediate Help. Get Help. 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline Call or text 988 or …

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Health Insurance and Mental Health Services

The Health Insurance Marketplace is designed to make buying health coverage easier and more affordable. The Marketplace allows individuals to compare health plans, get …

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What To Look For MentalHealth.gov

What To Look For. People can experience different types of mental health problems. These problems can affect your thinking, mood, and behavior. Many symptoms of …

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How To Get Mental Health Help MentalHealth.gov

Health Insurance and Mental Health Services. Mental health services may be available to you through your health insurance plan. Learn more about your coverage and …

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Mental Health Myths and Facts MentalHealth.gov

Fact: Mental health problems are actually very common. In 2020, about: One in 20 Americans lived with a serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or …

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About Us MentalHealth.gov

About Us. MentalHealth.gov provides one-stop access to U.S. government mental health and mental health problems information. MentalHealth.gov aims to educate …

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For People With Mental Health Problems

Studies show that most people with mental health problems get better, and many recover completely. You may want to develop a written recovery plan. Recovery plans: Identify …

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Basics MentalHealth.gov

What Is Mental Health? Learn about mental health as a piece of overall wellness and the early warning signs of mental health problems. Myths and Facts . Know the facts, use …

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Coronavirus MentalHealth.gov

Disaster Distress Helpline. People feeling emotional distress related to COVID-19 can contact this helpline for support. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. If you or someone …

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Recovery Is Possible MentalHealth.gov

Four Dimensions of Recovery. Health: Overcoming or managing one’s disease (s) or symptoms and making informed, healthy choices that support physical and emotional well …

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Conversations in Your Community MentalHealth.gov

The Toolkit for Community Conversations About Mental Health is designed to be a resource to help those interested in holding a conversation about mental health. It is …

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Schizophrenia MentalHealth.gov

They include hallucinations, or seeing things, and delusions such as hearing voices. For women, they start in the mid-20s to early 30s. Other symptoms include: Unusual thoughts …

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Anxiety Disorders MentalHealth.gov

Mental Health and Substance Use Co-Occurring Disorders; Mood Disorders ; Personality Disorders ; Psychotic Disorders ; Self-Harm; Suicidal Behavior; Post-Traumatic …

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Help for Service Members and Their Families MentalHealth.gov

Military OneSource. Military OneSource is a free service provided by the Department of Defense to service members and their families to help with a broad range of …

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For Friends and Family Members MentalHealth.gov

Seek immediate assistance if you think your friend or family member is in danger of harming themselves. You can call a crisis line or the National Suicide Prevention Line at 1 …

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Mental Health and Substance Use Co-Occurring Disorders

Mental health problems can sometimes lead to alcohol or drug use, as some people with a mental health problem may misuse these substances as a form of self …

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Bulimia MentalHealth.gov

Bulimia. Bulimia is an illness in which a person binges on food or has regular episodes of overeating and feels a loss of control. The person then uses different …

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