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Mental health is important at every stage of life. In 2019-2020, 20.78% of adults in the U.S. were experiencing a mental illness. 

Here are some ways to cope with mental health issues: 

  • Exercise regularly
  • Eat healthy meals and stay hydrated
  • Make sleep a priority
  • Try a relaxing activity
  • Set goals and priorities
  • Practice gratitude
  • Focus on positivity
  • Stay connected

If you’re looking for support, you can call or text 988 or chat You can also call SAMHSA’s National Helpline at 800-662-HELP (4357) to locate treatment facilities or providers. 

If you’re looking for ways to support someone with a mental health problem, you can try: 

  • Listening without making judgments
  • Asking what would help them
  • Reassuring them
  • Avoiding confrontation
  • Asking if there is someone they would like you to contact
  • Offering encouragement and prayers