Mental HealthIt's okay to talk about it.
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
Over the course of your life, if you experience mental health problems, your thinking, mood, and behavior could be affected. Many factors contribute to mental health problems, including:
- Biological factors, such as genes or brain chemistry
- Life experiences, such as trauma or abuse
- Family history of mental health problems
Mental health problems are common but help is available. People with mental health problems can get better and many recover completely. Learn more from MentalHealth.gov. Learn about children’s mental health.
- Take a mental health quiz that will give you tips and also debunk mental health myths.
- Learn about mental health
- Coping with Stress
- Violence Prevention and Resources
- Coping with Disasters or Traumatic events
- Depression – Signs and Symptoms
- Daily Mood Chart
- Gratitude Journal
Reducing At Risk Behaviors:
- Avoiding at-risk Drinking
- Effects of Drinking Alcohol on Your Health
- Impaired Driving
- Rethinking Drinking
CareFirst Community Health Plan Maryland (CareFirst CHPMD) members can access mental health or substance abuse services at any time by contacting Optum Maryland at (866)-342-6892, 24 hour a day, 7 days a week. TTY users call 800-334-1897.