Mental Health Resources
Mental health is 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. Like physical health, mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
Medline Plus is a free service provided by the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Health topics include over 700 categories of conditions, diseases, and wellness, such as: Mental Health and Behavioral issues such as Anxiety, Depression, Dementia, Eating Disorders, Manic Depressive illness (Bipolar Disorder), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Psychotic Disorders (like Schizophrenia) Substance Abuse problems.
Each category of health topics includes information on symptoms, diagnosis, fact sheets, self-tests, coping strategies, treatment, drugs, news, information specific to age groups, research, clinical trials, and links to related organizations. MedlinePlus.gov also contains a Medical Encyclopedia, Medical Dictionary, information on prescription drugs and over-the-counter supplements, and a service for finding local resources for health-related issues.
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