Think Well

The Think Well Group is dedicated to improving education and educational resources in the community. We believe that expanding our minds is the key to expanding our potential.

What is Mental Health?

According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, mental health is a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community. It is estimated that only about 17% of U.S adults are considered to be in a state of optimal mental health.

What is Mental Illness?

Mental Illness is a medical condition that disrupts a person’s thinking, mood, feeling, and daily functioning. 

It is also described as health conditions that are characterized by alterations in thinking, mood, or behavior (or some combination thereof) associated with distress and/or impaired functioning. Depression is the most common type of mental illness, affecting more than 26% of the U.S. adult population. It has been estimated that by the year 2020, depression will be the second leading cause of disability throughout the world, trailing only ischemic heart disease.

Check out the ABC’s of Mental Health!