What is Mental Health?Search for Providers
When we refer to mental health, we’re talking about psychological, emotional and social well-being.
Throughout our lives, our mental health plays a role in how we think, feel and act. It influences how we handle life, relate to others and make choices.
Mental health includes the capacity to:
- Think rationally and logically
- Cope with transitions, loss, stress and trauma
- Be aware of and accept limitations and boundaries.
A mentally healthy person is able to choose among thoughts, shift flexibly between them, and match mood and emotional expression to the present situation. Mental health does not imply an absence of distress or suffering, nor does it imply strict social conformity.
- What is Mental Health?
- What is Mental Illness?
- Common Mental Disorders
- Mental and Emotional Health Concerns
- Understanding Treatment
- Types of Mental Health Professionals
- Types of Treatment
- Treatment Settings
- Preparing for Your Visit
- More Ways to Support Your Mental Health
- Glossary of Mental Health Terms
The information on this site is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your qualified mental health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. We do not recommend or endorse any specific tests, mental health providers, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on this site. Reliance on any information provided herein is solely at your own risk.