Depression is a serious illness characterised by a persistent low mood, present for at least a few weeks, and sometimes months. Depression can make life seem pointless, and often leads to suicidal ideation. With the right treatment and support, remission is possible. Click here for more.
Anxiety in its simplest form is an intense feeling of being worried, afraid or generally tense. While it is a common feeling, for some people, it is a constant issue that has a profound impact on someone’s life. There are many medications that can aid recovery. Click here for more.
Psychosis is a very serious mental state in which an individual sees, hears or perceives things differently to others. Hallucinations and delusions are common signs. Psychosis can have serious ramifications for anyone going through a psychotic episode. Click here for more.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a common mental health condition which sees an individual having obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours. Obsessions are unwelcome thoughts, and compulsions are the subsequent and repetitive actions. OCD can affect anyone. Click here for more.
Bipolar Disorder (once known as Manic Depression) is a very serious mental health condition. Someone suffering from the disorder will endure severe mood swings – ranging from lows to highs. During these phases, behaviour can be dangerous and damaging for many people. Click here for more.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety-based condition that is caused by seeing or being involved in distressing or frightening events. Someone who suffers from PTSD will often relive traumatic events through nightmares or flashbacks. Anyone can suffer from PTSD. Click here for more.
Schizophrenia is a severe and long-term mental health condition characterised by a range of symptoms, normally revolving around difficulty in understanding reality. Delusions, hallucinations and a lack of interest in activities are common symptoms. The condition is very serious, and is a form of Psychosis. Click here for more.
An individual with a Personality Disorder thinks, behaves, feels or relates differently from the average person. There are ten personality disorders, split across three clusters. An individual with a personality disorder will often struggle with their condition, which could cause depression or anxiety. Click here for more.
In the event of a crisis, you are implored to contact a friend or a family member for support. Consider calling the Samaritans – they can be reached at 116 123, or their email is email@example.com. If you have self-harmed, go to your nearest A&E department.
HELPFUL EXTERNAL SITES
There are some great mental health-related websites on the internet. Here are a few – which provide some very helpful content:
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