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Mental Health Awareness

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 to adolescence to adulthood.

While 1-in-5 people will experience a mental illness during their lifetime, we all experience emotional ups and downs from time-to time in our lives. Mental health conditions go beyond these emotional reactions and become something longer lasting. They are medical conditions, not the result of personal weakness, lack of character, or poor upbringing. With proper treatment, people can realize their full potential, cope with the stresses of life, work productively, and meaningfully contribute to the their community.

Click below to learn more and access practical tips and tools that you can use to improve your mental health and the mental health of your loved ones.

Get the Facts Fact Sheets and Worksheets
Mental Health Conditions Student Resources
Suicide Interactive Activities for Children
My Mental Health Helpful Websites
Helpful Tips and Tools Penn Foundation Blog

Get the Facts

You are Not Alone The Ripple Effect of Mental Illness
Warning Signs of Mental Illness What is Mental Health Parity
Mental Health Care Matters


Mental Health Conditions

ADHD Depression in Women
Bipolar Disorder Depression in Older Adults
Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens Perinatal Depression
Bipolar Disorder in Teens and Young Adults Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Borderline Personality Disorder Panic Disorder
Depression PTSD
Depression in Teens Schizophrenia
Depression in Men Social Anxiety Disorder


Suicide

FAQs About Suicide in America
It’s Okay to Talk About Suicide
Warning Signs of Suicide


My Mental Health

Could I have ADHD? Taking Control of Your Mental Health
Is it Stress or Anxiety? What Can My Genes Tell Me About My Mental Health?
My Mental Health: Do I Need Help? COVID and Your Mental Health

 

Helpful Tips and Tools

5 Steps to Help Someone in Emotional Pain Stress vs. Anxiety: Teens/Young Adults
5 Things You Should Know About Stress The Teen Brain: 7 Things to Know
Helping Children Cope with Trauma What is Telemental Health?


Fact Sheets and Worksheets

Accepting Reality Finding the Positive After Loss
Adapting After Trauma and Stress Getting Out of Thinking Traps
Connecting with Others Owning Your Feelings
Creating Healthy Routines Processing Big Changes
Dealing with Anger and Frustration Supporting Others
Eliminating Toxic Influences Taking Time for Yourself


Student Resources

Getting the Right Start – Student Guide to Mental Health
Taking Charge of Your Mental Health
How to Help a Friend


Interactive Activities for Children

Stress Catcher
Get Excited About the Brain: A Coloring and Activity Book


Helpful Websites

CDC National Institute of Mental Health
NAMI – Bucks County SAMHSA
NAMI – Montgomery County WHO
Mental Health America