Mental Health and Mental Illness
According to the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), mental illness is a health condition that can cause changes in a person’s thinking, mood, and behavior. Mental health and mental illness can be thought of as two points on a continuum with a range of conditions in between. When these conditions are more serious, they are referred to as mental illnesses and include depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and many other conditions that may require treatment and support. Mental illness is widely misunderstood. Equip yourself with the facts, so you can use your knowledge to educate others and reach out to those around you. To learn more, visit SAMHSA’s website www.whatadifference.org.
Specific Mental Illnesses/Disorders
Click on the links below to learn more about specific disorders:
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Substance Abuse and Addiction