Healing & Recovery
Mental health is how we think about life or issues, how we feel about ourselves and others, and how we handle change, stress, and other things that happen to us. With good mental health, you feel good about yourself, relaxed with other people, and handle tasks and problems easily. Taking care of your mental health is just as important as taking care of your body. If you have a broken bone, you would go to a doctor; if you have a mental health problem, you should seek treatment.
About 20% of the population suffers from a mental illness in a given year. There is a great range in the type and severity of mental health problems—they can be mild, moderate, or severe. People with mental health problems and their families may have to cope with disturbing symptoms as they seek healing and recovery. But, with treatment, people with mental illness can function, make valuable contributions, and lead fulfilling lives. It is important to be aware of your mental health and seek help or treatment when needed. All of us are responsible for treating every person, without exception, with respect and compassion. If you're interested in learning more about behavioral health, please explore the resources below.