Depression is a serious medical illness. It’s more than just a feeling of being sad or “blue” for a few days. More than 19 million teens and adults in the United States suffer depression, that interfere their everyday life.
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It is important because it affects how we think, feel, and act as we cope with life. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices.
There are many different things you can do to improve your mental health. Examples include staying positive, practicing gratitude, taking care of your physical health, connecting with others, and developing meanings in life.