Mental health is as important as physical health to a person’s overall well-being. If left untreated, mental illnesses can affect physical health and can even be fatal. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, claiming more than 38,000 American lives each year, according to MentalHealth.gov.
If you believe you may be suffering from a mental illness, talk to your doctor. Mental Health America created online mental health screening tests you can take to learn if you show signs of mental illness, as well as resources for seeking help.