What is Mental Health?

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What Is Mental Health?

What is mental health? Mental health is something that we all have, and it is very important to take care of. Try to think about mental health as a state of mind. A person’s state of mind can be affected by many different things! This includes a person’s feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. So much happens as people grow and experience. Mental health can be impacted by a life experience we’ve had, how someone has talked to or behaved towards us, and by our lifestyle habits or behaviors. Mental health is also impacted by how good or bad these things are, and how often they occur. All of these things and more can cause our mental health to change every day. Having good days and rough days are normal! What’s most important is that we do what we need to do to support ourselves. There is no shame in struggling. Check out the video above to learn more about mental health and wellness, and how they look different depending on the person!

Please click the buttons at the bottom of this page for more in-depth information at NIMH (the National Institute on Mental Health).

Signs That You May Benefit From Mental Health Support

Symptoms of Anxiety

Symptoms of Depression

Symptoms of Bipolar Disorder


Depressed State

Symptoms of Panic Disorder

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, please click here to be taken to our resources page! Help is available. 

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Quality mental health care and support for deaf and hard of hearing people can be achieved, but not without them! Pay attention to these stories, the data, and the need. We encourage you to take this information with you and join us in raising awareness about the urgency of creating accessible mental health support for ALL deaf individuals. 

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