There is No Health Without Mental Health

By Justina Gorman & Jen Richeson on January 30, 2020

“Mental health typically describes our emotional state, but it can also include how emotions, thoughts, and behaviors all connect together,” explains Justina Gorman, Coalition & Community Development Coordinator at Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery. “It’s the way we process things and how we handle challenges every day.”

Physical health gets a lot of attention, but it’s not the only type of health you need. Your mental health is an important part of your overall health.

Watch the video below from Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery and Newsymom to learn more about the connections between your mental health and physical health.


“Parents have a unique opportunity to model the act of seeking help and treatment for their mental health concerns,” says Jen Richeson, System Development Coordinator at Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery.

To find mental health resources – in both the public and private sectors – in Stark County for yourself or someone you know, visit

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