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Mental Health & Wellness

What is Mental Health?

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. More about mental health 

Mental Health at Every Age

Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. In fact, a child’s first eight years have a big part to play in how they think, feel and act later. More about early childhood 

Teens and Mental Health

Rough days. Feeling down. Feeling alone. Teens and their friends experience a lot of emotions. It is always important to talk to someone like a parent or trusted adult. Learn how to give and get help. More for teens 

There are many paths to mental health and wellness for men, women, teens and children in Delaware. And there are many Delaware mental health services that can help people with mental illness. Learn more about mental health and early childhood development, suicide prevention, depression, anxiety and early onset psychosis and schizophrenia in Delaware. Find Delaware mental health information and mental health resources.

Help Prevent Suicide

Over 100 Americans, teens through older adults, die by suicide each day. Suicide is preventable, so it’s important to know the warning signs, and to know what to do for yourself and others. Help is possible. Learn more about suicide 

Help for Mental Illness

Mental health problems are very common. They affect most of us. Even severe mental illness can be treated, and sometimes prevented. Learn the warning signs and find out about modern mental health care. More about overcoming challenges 

Let’s Think Differently

It’s time to recognize that getting help early for mental health challenges matters. That support from family and friends speeds recovery. And, that talking about mental health belongs out in the open. More about challenging stigma 

Mental Health Programs

The Early Years

Even very young children may show mental health warning signs. Half of all mental health disorders show first signs before age 14. Early support can help before problems interfere with learning and more.

Project LAUNCH

(Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children’s Health) promotes and supports the social and emotional wellness of Delaware’s young children, birth to age 8, and works to ensure children are thriving in safe supportive environments and entering school ready to learn. Services and supports address young children’s development, helps to strengthen families and supports communities to launch children toward a healthy future. The resources found on this website support and sustain these efforts.

Awarded in 2014 Delaware Project LAUNCH is a federal prevention grant with funding through the US Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (Grant Number: H79SM061552 – Project Period: 09/30/2014 – 09/29/2019). For more information about this national initiative visit the following website: www.healthysafechildren.org

Suicide Prevention

Suicide happens in all of Delaware’s communities. Talking about suicide, changes in behavior, withdrawal, substance abuse, or loss of sleep are among the warning signs. Many services are here to help you.

Project SAFETY

The Suicide Assessment Follow-up Education Texting for Youth and Young Adults service targets youth and young adults ages 10-24 across the state with the goals of increasing the number of youth/young adults screened for suicide and associated risk factors; strengthening suicide competencies in professionals assessing – managing suicidal clients; enhancing access to suicide services for youth in Kent and Sussex Counties; increasing community supports and reducing stigma and implementing a texting services for suicide.

Awarded in 2014, Project SAFETY is a Garrett Lee Smith Suicide Prevention Grant with funding through the US Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (Grant Number: SU79SM061732-05 – Project Period: 09/30/2014 – 09/29/2019). Crisis Text Line – Text DE to 741741

Overcoming Challenges

Mental health treatment works. It be can therapy, medication or both. It depends on you. Many people also create a support system as they heal. Start by talking with a mental health expert at the first signs.

Delaware CORE

Community Outreach, Referral and Early Intervention is an early intervention program developed for youth between the ages of 16 and 25 who are having their first experience with serious mental illness; this age range is when symptoms are most likely to appear. CORE helps young people stay healthy by pairing them with a diverse, professional team who will enable them to learn to recognize and manage symptoms, exercise selfcare, communicate clearly with family members and friends, discredit false myths about mental illness, work with an advocate to address problems at school or work. The resources found on this website support and sustain these efforts.

Awarded in 2014, Delaware CORE is a federal prevention grant with funding through the US Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (Grant Number: 1H79SM061931-01 – Project Period: 09/30/2014 – 09/29/2019). For more information about this program visit the following website: www.DelawareCORE.com

Everyone Has An Innerspace

Think Differently About Mental Health

Fresh Perspectives

The health of our minds is as important as the health of our bodies. Everyone can find new levels of mental wellness!

Most of Us

Most of us will experience a mental health challenge sometime in our life. Learn about how to get help in Delaware.

Life Stories

Strength. Hope. Resilience. We all have the power to meet the challenges of mental illness. Life stories coming soon!