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 important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
Over the course of your life, if you experience mental health problems, your thinking, mood, and behavior could be affected. Many factors contribute to mental health problems, including:
- Biological factors, such as genes or brain chemistry
- Life experiences, such as trauma or abuse
- Family history of mental health problems
Mental health problems are common, but help is always available. View our mental health resources page for help in the Bureau-Putnam-Marshall area.
Emergency Medical Services – 911
If the situation is potentially life-threatening, get immediate emergency assistance by calling 911, available 24 hours a day.
Suicide & Crisis Lifeline – 988
24/7 support through calling or texting 988. Online chat is available at 988lifeline.org.
SAMHSA’s National Helpline – 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
This Helpline provides 24-hour free and confidential treatment referral and information about mental and/or substance use disorders, prevention, and recovery in English and Spanish.