J ust like we know that taking care of our physical health is important to keep our bodies strong and healthy, it is also just as important to take care of our mental health.  Mental Health includes our emotional, psychological and social well-being, which means it affects how we think, feel, and act.  It also helps determine how we handle stress in our lives, relate to others, and what choices we make.  When we experience good mental health, it doesn’t mean we are always in a good mood, nor does it prevent the stresses of life from coming our way.  But, it does help us cope with them so we can continue to engage productively in our everyday lives.

Learn more about Mental Health vs Mental Illness from the slideshow and video below:

Understanding Mental Health and Mental Illness

Mental Health Literacy Pyramid Explained