Mental Health is Health

Mental Health is Health

What is Mental Health?

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social-well-being. It affects how we act, feel, and think. It will also determine how we manage stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices.

Mental health is important in every stage of life from childhood through adulthood, no matter what age we are.

Why is mental health so important for overall health? Both mental and physical health are equally important components of overall health. For example, depression increases the risk of physical health problems, particularly long-lasting conditions like diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

Mental health can change over time, depending on a variety of factors. If demands outweigh an individual's resources and/or coping abilities, one’s mental health might be altered. For example, if one is working long hours, caring for a relative or experiencing economic hardship, one might experience a decline in their mental health.

If you or a loved one is concerned about or experiencing a decline in mental health, what can you do?

Call your Flight Attendant Drug and Alcohol Program for a confidential conversation with your FADAP peer at 1-855-33FADAP or 1-855-333-2327.

2024 Flight Attendant Drug and Alcohol Conference
August 20-22, 2024
Baltimore, MD

For additional information visit the SAMSHA webpage What is Mental Health?