Mental health is more than the absence of mental illness. It includes having a positive mental and emotional attitude based in reality. Mental illnesses are real diseases but they can be successfully treated. You can live your life to the fullest in recovery. Resiliency allows you maintain balance in the face of life's ups and downs.

We all worry and experience mood swings. Many people wonder sometimes if they have mental problems and some are afraid to get help. They may feel sad or elated, anxious, depressed, overwhelmed, fearful disoriented, or forgetful. Relationships may become difficult. Something feels wrong. Life may be a struggle. If feelings or symptoms are affecting life, consider getting help.

Professional mental health help

Medications and a variety of therapies (psycho, talk, play, art and more) can help. There are many types of mental health specialists that help with mental, emotional and behavioral problems. How do you choose the right provider? We have some ideas. If you already know what type of provider you're looking for, jump right in and find a provider.

Find support on Live and Work Well

If your employer/health plan provides behavioral health benefits from Optum, United Behavioral Health or one of our partner organizations, log in with your Access Code and check out the "Mind & Body" tab to find Topic Centers on all of these issues.

Each center includes an overview, self-help programs and assessments, helpful articles, resources and links. Every member also has 24/7 access to a Specialist who can help you find the right mental health service provider near you. There is always hope and we are always here to help.