Poor emotional health disrupts an individual’s ability to function well in day to day life. Prolonged poor emotional health could lead to mental health issues such as depression or even lead to suicide. In fact, many consider the inability to learn, work, or participate fully in life to be one of the hallmarks of having a mental illness. Mental health issues generally, including those not severe enough to be labeled by professionals as “illnesses,” can still interfere with functioning across all areas of life. The consequences of mental illness and poor mental health can be reduced or even eliminated by appropriate support and treatment.