Understanding Mental Illness

What Does Mental Illness Look Like?

Just look around. Chances are 1 in every 5 of your co-workers is struggling with some kind of mental illness. And the signs are not always easy to read.

Understanding Mental Illness

Directly or indirectly it impacts every individual, family, community, and business. And it’s getting worse. More.

Banishing Stigma

Stigma has been cited as the single greatest obstacle to mental wellness. Learn more about it. More.

Be A Champion

Creating a workplace culture that embraces and supports mental illness and wellness is great for everyone. More.
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By The Numbers

1 in every 5 Americans now struggles with some kind of mental illness, and many with more than one. More.

How Can You Help?

We can all help, it starts with understanding, listening, and talking. But it’s vitally important to know what to say, and what not to say. More.

Need Help?

If you need help with mental illness, or you know someone you want to help, check out these essential services. More.


There are some great, expert, and free services available 24/7 to help you get through some of the challenges you might be facing, whether it’s anxiety, depression, PTSD, stress, burnout, addiction, or thoughts of suicide.

7 Cups of Tea

Provides support from peers, trained volunteers, and paid professionals.

The Tribe

Peer-to-peer support group for those coping with fear and stress associated with various anxiety disorders.

Mental Health America

Free and anonymous peer support from America’s oldest mental health organization.

Daily Strength

Thousands of members use their anxiety support groups.

The StigmaFree Pledge: There’s a virus spreading across America. It harms the 1 in 5 Americans affected by mental health conditions. It shames them into silence. It prevents them from seeking help. And in some cases, it takes lives. What virus are we talking about? It’s stigma. Stigma against people with mental health conditions. But there’s good news. Stigma is 100% curable. Compassion, empathy and understanding are the antidote. Your voice can spread the cure. Join NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Together we can #CureStigma.

Learn more about the different types of mental illness, and where to get more help if you need it.


Curious about your mental health? Mental Health America has created a series of online mental health tests that are simple, short, and anonymous. And when you’re done, you’ll also have access to some great resources and support related to the test.