What is mental health?
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 healthy choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. Mental health is as important as physical health to our quality of life. Mental health also means having the skills necessary to cope with life’s challenges.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline : Visit www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ or call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Crisis Text Line: Visit www.crisistextline.org/ or Text “START” to 741-741
Lifeline Crisis Chat: Visit www.crisischat.org/ to chat with crisis centers around the U.S.
There are also a lot of Apps you can use such as HeadSpace, Calm, Breath2Relax, Happify, Stress Doctor to help you relax and practice coping skills.
Additional Mental Health Resources:
COVID-19 Resources for Teens and Parents – A website which contains a lot of useful information for teens and parents/guardians about COVID-19 and resources for how to cope with the stress of COVID-19.
Youth Provider’s List of Mental Health Resources – A list of some websites that have information on a variety of topics such as stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and more!
Websites Especially for Teens – A list of resources that cover topics such as self esteem, depression, and offers a variety of crisis text line and hotline resources.
Mental Health Resource Guide for Students – Study.com recently designed a guide about mental health for high school students with the goal of helping teens build lifelong self-care habits.