Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
Having a conversation about mental health might feel awkward, but it can make all the difference. The National Suicide Prevention and Seize the Awkward websites have conversation guides that can help you help those in need.