Mental health refers to a person’s emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It is just as important to take care of your mental health as it is to take care of your physical health. Your brain affects how you think and act in life, especially in stressful situations. Your mental health can also affect your physical health. On this page you will find information on mental health in general. You will also learn where to turn for help with mental health issues, including services that are free.
For information on specific mental health disorders, see our pages on the following topics:
- Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder & Depression
- Eating Disorders
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Substance Use Disorder
Resources selected by Hannah Burrows, Health Sciences Library, UNC-Chapel Hill,
Last reviewed June 13, 2023