Mental Health

We all experience different levels of mental health throughout our lives. In fact, half of us will deal with some type of mental health challenge over the course of our lifetime. Unfortunately, sometimes these challenges can become more serious and require more attention. However, there is good news. Recovery is also common and we can all do something to help.

We all want support systems that can help us through challenges, like supportive relationships and safe living environments. Sometimes we have these support systems, and sometimes we don’t. Many of us will also experience life challenges like unemployment, or relationship issues. Regardless of what situation you may find yourself in – in wellness or not – there is help available.

Check out the information below to learn more.



Did you know that prevention can reduce the risk of mental illness? Or that identifying and responding to a mental health issue as soon as possible leads to better outcomes, just as it does for a physical health challenge like diabetes, for example? See how you can play a role in building supportive environments and strong relationships.

Mental Health Challenges

There are many types of mental health challenges. Here is a list of some: anxiety, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), schizophrenia, and bi-polar disorder.

Suicide Prevention

If you or someone you know has thoughts of suicide, immediate help is available. Learn how to recognize the signs of crisis, and how and where to get help. Reaching out can save a life.

Diverse Communities

California's many cultural and ethnic communities have unique and powerful ways of health and supporting people in times of distress.

Children & Families

Parents and teachers can create safe and supportive environments at school and at home to promote good mental health for all children. Find tools to help you succeed.

Young Adult

Whether you're starting college or figuring out your life as an adult, your late teens and early twenties can be a stressful and challenging time. Don't wait until it becomes too much. Get the support and information you need.


A successful business or organization depends upon healthy, happy and productive employees. Create a work environment that fosters this and helps your staff thrive. Or if you're an employee who is struggling at work, learn more about what you can do.

Reducing Barriers

One goal of Each Mind Matters is to help create communities where everyone can easily find a path to support and recovery. By talking openly and honestly about mental health while providing resources, we all help make that possible.

Mental health quick facts


Percentage of all mental illnesses that start by the age of 24.

Source: National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
6 - 8 years

Amount of time young people wait from onset of symptoms before getting help.

Source: JAMA Psychiatry, 2005
70% - 90%

Percentage of Individuals reporting improved quality of life after receiving support and treatment.

Source: NAMI California