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Mental health conditions are far more common than you may think

If you are experiencing challenges with your mental health, it can be overwhelming to know who to talk to or how to seek help. But there is hope.

In any given year, about 1 in 5 adults in the United States experience mental illness, and 1 in 6 American adults will experience depression, which often goes hand in hand with anxiety disorders. By September 2021, more than 8 out of 10 adults said they experienced moderate to severe symptoms of anxiety.

Help is available, and it’s proven to work. Talk to your healthcare provider about what you’re experiencing. He or she will be able to talk to you about treatments and resources to cope with mental illness.

What’s my risk for depression?

Take our free depression risk assessment. It will take about five minutes and you'll receive personalized, confidential information about your risk and recommendations for what to do next.

Mental health matters: Identifying and treating depression

Learn how to identify depression and what treatment options are available. Read the article.

Why does my doctor care about my mental health?

It surprises many people to learn that your mental and physical health are inextricably connected. The way your body feels can affect how your brain feels—and vice versa. Learn How

What does my depression score mean?

If you've visited a care provider recently, you may have filled out a questionnaire about your mental health. Learn what your score may mean, and talk to your doctor to learn more.

Seeking help: Find a care provider

If you’re experiencing symptoms of a mental illness, your care provider can help. Don't have a doctor? Find a provider near you.

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

If you or someone you know needs support now, call or text 988 or chat

Are you or someone you know having thoughts of suicide or experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis? 988 connects you to compassionate, confidential support for free.

988 is the new three-digit dialing code for the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. For years, the Lifeline — formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline — has answered tens of millions of calls and helped people overcome mental health-related distress. When you call, text, or chat 988, you’ll be quickly connected to trained crisis counselors who will listen to your concerns, provide support, and get you additional help if needed. There is HOPE. The Lifeline WORKS. You are not alone in crisis. Just call, text, or chat 988.