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
|Back to Basics
|Mental Health Conditions
|Interactive Activities for Children
|My Mental Health
|Penn Foundation Blog
|Helpful Tips and Tools
|Mental Health by the Numbers: Adults
|Mental Health Care Matters
|Mental Health by the Numbers: Youth
|The Ripple Effect of Mental Illness
|You are Not Alone
|What is Mental Health Parity
|Warning Signs of Mental Illness
|Maintaining Good Mental Health
|What to Do When You Need Help
|Recognizing When You Need Help
|Where to Go
|Starting to Think about Mental Health
|Terms to Know
|What Plays a Role in Developing a MH Condition
|FAQs About Suicide in America
|It’s Okay to Talk About Suicide
|Warning Signs of Suicide
|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
|5 Steps to Help Someone in Emotional Pain
|Helping Children Cope with Trauma
|5 Things You Should Know About Stress
|The Teen Brain: 7 Things to Know
|Children and Mental Health: Is This Just a Stage?
|What is Telemental Health?
|Getting the Right Start – Student Guide to Mental Health
|Taking Charge of Your Mental Health
|How to Help a Friend
|Get Excited About the Brain: A Coloring and Activity Book
|Stand Up to Stress: A Coloring and Activity Book
|National Institute of Mental Health
|NAMI – Bucks County
|NAMI – Montgomery County
|Mental Health America