mental health

A state of well-being in which the individual can cope with daily stresses, can work productively, and able to make community contributions.

Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act

Formerly known as the Mental Health Parity Act (MHPA), an act requiring group health plans with more than 50 employees to ensure that financial requirements and treatment limitations applicable to mental health/substance use disorder benefits are no more restrictive...

mental illness

A medical condition that disrupts a person’s mental health. Serious mental illnesses include major depression, schizophrenia, and posttraumatic stress disorder.