Q: Approximately how many people suffer from a mental disorder in the United States?
A: About 26.2 percent of Americans ages 18 and older — about one in four adults — suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year
Q: What are some of the most common mental disorders?
A: Depression, Bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, etc.
Q: What is one of the main issues associated with having a mental illness?
A: It affects quality of life!
Q: What are some of the ways to deal with mental issues?
A: Positive thinking, exercise, healthy diet, good amount of sleep, and in extreme cases, exercise.
Q: How does sleep affect mental health?
A: Sleep certainly affects our physical and mental health, and is essential for the normal full functioning body as well as our immune system. The effect of sleep on the immune system affects one’s ability to fight disease and endure sickness.
Q: How can exercise affect mental health and why is it important?
A: Exercise releases endorphins, which are feel-good hormones and also contributes to psychological health and well-being.
Q: Can relationships affect our mental health?
A: Yes, very much so. Establishing healthy relationships is crucial to a healthy mental state of mind and being.
Q: What is a solid way to be mentally healthy and happy?
A: Find a balance in life! Be able to find a healthy balance between work, school, relationships, and fun.
Q: What can happen if a mental problem or illness is not treated?
A: Without treatment, symptoms of mental illnesses or issues can last for weeks, months, or even years.
Q: Who can mental problems or not taking care of your mental health affect?
A: Anyone! People of all ages need to take care of themselves mentally in order to be healthy.