Mental Health Awareness Month

One-in-five U.S. adults live with a mental illness (46.6 million in 2017).

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.

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.

How can you recognize if you or someone you love needs professional help, and why are so many people unwilling to get it? Click here to watch an interview with Penn Foundation Medical Director Dr. Chris Squillaro as he breaks down what he says everyone should know.

Without mental health, we cannot be fully healthy. Click below to learn more.

Get the Facts                                                        Resources for Students

Warning Signs and Accessing Help              Mental Health Conditions

Helpful Tips                                                          Resources


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Get the Facts

Mental Health in America

Children and Teens – Mental Health

Multicultural Mental Health

 

Warning Signs and Accessing Help

Know the Warning Signs

How to Find Help

Suicide – Warning Signs and How to Find Help

 

Helpful Tips

Managing Stress

Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle

Animal Companionship

Humor

Social Connections and Recreation

Spirituality and Religion

Work-Life Balance

 

Resources for Students

Getting the Right Start – Student Guide to Mental Health

Taking Charge of Your Mental Health

How to Help a Friend

 

Mental Health Conditions

ADHD Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Anxiety Disorders Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Bipolar Disorder Schizoaffective Disorder
Borderline Personality Disorder Schizophrenia
Depression Self Harm
Dissociative Disorders

 

Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

NAMI – Bucks County

NAMI – Montgomery County

Mental Health America

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA)

World Health Organization (WHO)