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Mental wellness

In a national survey, 20.9% of Indiana adults reported having a mental illness in the past year. Among young adults (age 18-25), 27.5% reporting having a mental illness but only 17.6% received mental health services. (National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2017)

When surveyed, more than 30% of high school students in Indiana reported feeling significantly sad or hopeless in the past year. (Indiana Youth Survey, 2018)

Positive mental health allows people to:

  • Realize their full potential
  • Cope with the stresses of life
  • Work productively
  • Make meaningful contributions to their communities

Ways to maintain positive mental health include:

  • Getting professional help if you need it
  • Connecting with others
  • Staying positive
  • Getting physically active
  • Helping others
  • Getting enough sleep
  • Developing coping skills

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Find more information on youth mental health

DMHA adult mental health services

DMHA youth mental health services