Mental & Emotional Health

Mental health encompasses our emotional, psychological, and social well-being, and affects how we think, feel, act, and handle stress. Episodes of stress, anxiety, and depression are inevitable parts of life, but if they become chronic and interfere with daily living, specific measures should be taken, that can include seeing a therapist, physician, making lifestyle changes, or possibly taking medicine. Mental illnesses are serious disorders that can affect mood, behavior, and thinking—and are quite common. 1 in 4 adults Americans will experience mental illness in a given year. The good news? Effective treatments are available. Learn more about the most common types of mental disorders:

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Worry

Worrying: It's Not All Bad

Posted by Jane Farrell

Worrying has a bad reputation. But in fact there’s an upside to it, according to Kate Sweeny, Ph.D., a psychology professor at the University of California Riverside. “Not all worry … Read More→