MENTAL HEALTH CONDITIONS
What is mental illness?
A mental illness is a disease that causes mild to severe disturbances in thought and/or behavior. This results in a person not being able to cope with life's ordinary demands and routines.
There are more than 200 forms of mental illness. Some common forms of mental illness include depression, narcissistic personality disorder, anxiety, co-dependency, eating disorders, mood disorders, schizophrenia, and more. Symptoms can include changes in mood, personality, personal habits, and social withdrawal.
Excessive stress is commonly related to mental health problems. A particular situation, series of events or even daily repetition that causes stress can cause mental health issues. As with cancer, diabetes and heart disease, mental illnesses are often physical as well as emotional and psychological. Reactions to environmental stresses, genetic factors, biochemical imbalances, or a combination can be the cause of mental illness. With proper care and treatment many people learn to cope or recover from mental illness.
A person's overall wellness can be an indication of mental illness. Eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly is key to ensuring you are setting yourself up for success mentally. Below you will find a list of mental health conditions with links to more resources. It's important to remember that mental health professionals are available to help. You can also visit our in-person or online support groups to seek help if you are not ready to talk to a professional.