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 choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.

Over the course of your life, if you experience mental health problems, our thinking, mood, and behavior could be affected. Many factors contribute to mental health problems, including:

  • Biological factors, such as genes or brain chemistry
  • Life experiences, such as trauma or abuse
  • Family history of mental health problems

Mental health problems are common but help is available. People with mental health problems can get better and many recover completely.”   (Source:

“Caring for the mind is as important and crucial as caring for the body. In fact, one cannot be healthy without the other.”  -Sid Garza-Hillman

News & Announcements

Monroe County Mental Health Coalition Celebrates May as Mental Health Month – join the “Mindful Movement for Mental Wellness” competition for the month of May
Grief, Loss, and New Traditions for the Holidays – register for a free virtual presentation to learn common reactions to grief, how to identify and draw upon your sources of strength. If you missed the presentation, here is a recorded version of it.
Center for Healthy Minds – register for free virtual events which features a variety of mental health experts as well as an exclusive recorded conversation from the Dalai Lama.


UW-Department of Psychiatry COVID-19 Mental Health Resource Guide & Support
Center for Healthy Minds – COVID-19 Well-Being Toolkit & Resources
Action for Happiness – a website to help people take action for a happier and kinder world.

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