About Mental Health
Mental illnesses are medical conditions that can affect anyone. They can adversely affect a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others and daily functioning. Seeking help early and following a treatment plan can minimize the effects and restore balance.
Common mental illnesses include depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and borderline personality disorder. The good news is that recovery from mental illness is possible.
Mental illnesses are not caused by personal weaknesses, lack of character or poor upbringing. Mental illnesses are treatable. Most people diagnosed with a mental illness can experience relief from their symptoms by actively participating in an individualized treatment plan.