Mental health is our emotional, psychological, and social well-being — it affects how we think, feel, and act. Mental illnesses are conditions that affect our mental health. While there is no single cause for mental illness, many factors contribute to poor mental health; early life trauma, medical conditions, biological factors such as genetics or chemical imbalances, alcohol and recreational drug use, and loneliness. These conditions can be occasional or chronic but are treatable.
For more information on warning signs of mental illness and ways to improve your mental health, download the infographic below.