Answer: All of the above
Poor mental health increases the risk for long-lasting (chronic) physical conditions like heart disease, stroke, and cancer.
Answer: Very common
About 1 in 5 American adults and 1 in 5 children will experience a mental illness at some point in their lives.
Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among people ages 15-34 in the United States.
Answer: Can be treated
Mental illness can be treated. Research shows that people with mental illness can get better and many recover completely.
Answer: Mental health is an important part of overall health and well-being.
Focusing on your mental health is crucial to leading a fulfilling and happy life.
If you know someone with poor mental health, you can help by reaching out and letting them know help is available, helping them access mental health services, and learning and sharing the facts about mental health, especially if you hear something that isn't true.
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This quiz was originally published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is republished with permission.