A healthy mental state involves emotional well-being, the capacity to live a full and creative life, and the flexibility to deal with life's inevitable challenges. But sometimes a person lacks the support system or inner resources to rally after a hard blow and may become depressed or anxious. Mental illness also has a strong genetic component; schizophrenia and bipolar disorders usually begin in young adulthood.
There are many effective ways of dealing with mental health problems including various types of counseling or talk therapy, medication, behavioral therapy and others. The first step in the process is seeking help to get an accurate diagnosis. Developing an effective treatment plan and following it is the second step. Continuous monitoring to make sure the treatments are effective is step three.
So, start your self-discovery journey with our General Mental Health test. The results page has links that will help you progress towards a happier, healthier and more balanced life.
Mental health is a state of well-being where individuals successfully cope with the normal stresses of life, work productively, and are able to make a positive contribution to their community. Read more about mental health.
Mental health conditions are diagnosed based on specific signs and symptoms, as well as how much the condition affects your daily life.
Learn more about diagnosing a mental illness.
Treatment will vary depending on the disorder, its severity, and your situation; often a combination of treatments together work best. Read more about treatments for mental illness.