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Abstract : Emotional, psychological, and social health all contribute to overall mental health. What we think, feel, and do are all impacted by this. As a result, it plays a role in influencing our stress resilience, social connections, and dietary preferences. Maintaining one's capacity for happiness via care for one's mental health is important. This research aims to examine the relationship between a student's socioeconomic background and his or her knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors about mental health issues among a representative sample of Iraqi college students in the city of Najaf. A descriptive cross-sectional institutional-based study was conducted in AL-Najaf city for pharmacy, medicine, nursing, dentistry and science college students from both kufa and alkafeel university. Study conducted from the period of December 2021 to May 2022. the total number of participants was 1693. The students were asked to fill a hard copy of questionnaire. The study included more females than males and most of participants were between 20-30 years of age. Most of participants were single, under graduates and most of them were within good economic status. The results indicated that more than third of medical students or one of their family members has mental problem also the study identified several deficiencies in public knowledge, attitude and practice. In summary, More over a third of residents said they or a close family suffered from a mental disease, with depression, anxiety, and other serious mental illnesses being the most often diagnosed. In addition, there were significant gaps in knowledge, attitude, and practice across the spectrum of community members surveyed.