There is no health 

without mental health

-World Health Organization

Mind Your Mental Health is an educational initiative designed to raise awareness about mental health and mental illness.

What is mental health?

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 choices. Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being.

What is mental illness?

Mental illnesses, when they occur, are common and treatable. About one in five U.S. in the U.S. experience mental illness. Sadly, there are many negative stereotypes and stigma associated with mental illness, and many people do not get the treatment they need.

You can make a difference

At Magellan, our purpose is to lead humanity to healthy, vibrant lives. We believe that everyone should be able to live their best lives, no matter what challenges they may face. Learning about mental health and how mental illness affects others helps us to understand that many people are battling illnesses, deserve to get help and should be treated with dignity. Knowing how to improve your mental health can help you lead a happy, fulfilling life. 

Scroll down to find monthly articles and tools that you can use to learn more about this important topic and share with your friends and loved ones.

We’ll introduce a new topic each month throughout 2018. Learn more and help change the conversation from fear and a lack of understanding to recognition, kindness and how to get treatment. Your small effort could make a big difference in someone’s life.

May–Mental Health Awareness │ June–Stress and Anxiety │ July–Support for Yourself and Others

 August–Mental Health in Children │ September–Suicide and Depression

October–Drug Addiction and Substance Abuse │ November–Holiday Stress │ December–Caring for Caregivers

May: Awareness

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and there is no better time than now to talk about reducing stigma surrounding mental health. Stigma creates an environment of shame, fear and silence that prevents many people from seeking help and treatment. The perception of mental illness won’t change unless we act to change it. Here are a few common questions about mental health:

What is the different between mental health and mental illness?

What are the most common myths and facts about mental health? 

How can I become more resilient or help others improve their resilience?

How can I use mindfulness to keep work and home separate?

What steps can I take to improve my mental health?

Take this quiz to determine how resilient you are.

Let your family, friends, colleagues and others know your commitment to Mind Your Mental Health. Share the graphics below on social media with the hashtag #MindYourMentalHealth.

Seven myths and facts about mental health

Six tips to maintain emotional balance

Five Tips to Improve your mental health

Common myths and facts about mental health

June: Stress and Anxiety

Check back in May for information on June’s theme: Stress and Anxiety.

Watch these great videos to learn more

Tell me about Schizophrenia

What is depression?

Stepping up

Tell me about bipolar disorder

10 common warning signs of a mental health condition

We'll see you tomorrow

No one else can play your part

Dear discouraged

Fears vs. dreams

Videos courtesy of the National Alliance on Mental Illness and To Write Love on Her Arms

Still interested in learning? 

Visit these organizations’ websites

Join the conversation on social media


© 2018 Magellan Health, Inc.