What is mental health?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being” and plays a role in our thoughts, feelings, and actions, including how we handle stress and relate to others.1 Mental health is a part of overall well-being.2


1 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2021, June 28). About Mental Health. https://www.cdc.gov/mentalhealth/learn/

2. American Psychiatric Association (2022 November). What is Mental Illness? https://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/what-is-mental-illness