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Welcome to the Department of Mental Health

Each of us has health and well-being. To flourish we must take our mental health into account. The World Health Organization says, “there is no health without mental health.”

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as: “Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Mental health is an integral part of this definition.”

The encouraging news is we can strengthen our mental health and well-being. We can lower our stress levels and increase our ability to deal with challenges. This also improves our physical health.

We know, for example, how we care for our children as they grow impacts their later health and well-being. We also know that checking on others who may be going through a difficult time can make a big difference.  It’s also important to know that we all, at some point in our lives, experience mental health challenges. There are effective treatments and interventions that can help us regain our mental health and wellness.  And for those of us who live with mental illness, recovery is possible.

For more information on preventing mental illness and strengthening health and wellness, go here.

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Department of Mental Health
Commissioner Sarah Squirrell
280 State Drive, NOB 2 North
Waterbury, VT 05671-2010
Phone: (802) 241-0090
Fax: (802) 241-0100

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