(1) in (5) adults experience a mental health condition every year. Mental illness is common and can disrupt your thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others and daily functioning. Just as heart disease or diabetes, mental illnesses are medical conditions that can result in a diminished capacity to cope with the demands of life. Mental illnesses include depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), borderline personality disorder and schizophrenia.
Mental illness can affect people of any age, race, religion or income. It is not the result of personal weakness, lack of character or poor upbringing. Mental illness is treatable and recovery is possible! Most people diagnosed with a mental illness can experience relief from their symptoms by actively participating in an individual treatment plan. Click here to learn more about mental illness warning signs and how to cope. Click here to take a mental health screening which can help determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition.
Find out more about a specific mental illness:
- Anxiety Disorders
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
- Bipolar Disorder
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Dissociative Disorders
- Dual Diagnosis: Substance Abuse and Mental Illness
- Eating Disorders
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Panic Disorder
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
- Schizoaffective Disorder
- Seasonal Affective Disorder