"I wish that people could understand that the brain is the most important organ in your body. Just because you can't see [a mental health issue] like you could see a broken bone doesn't mean it's not as detrimental and devastating to a family or an individual."
– Demi Lovato
There is growing recognition within the global community that invisible disabilities, such as mental health is one of the most neglected yet essential development issues. 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 healthy choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
It’s important to remember that a person’s mental health can change over time, depending on many factors. Accordingly, it is our responsibility to be active listeners to the needs of our friends, our families and our neighbors. Together, we can bring change!
NAMI is the nation's largest mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
Mental Health America is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting the overall mental health of all.
The Jed Foundation
protects emotional health and prevents suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults.