Mental health issues can have a profound impact on how we think, feel and behave. They can range from the daily worries we all have from time to time, to serious long-term problems that require treatment to manage effectively.
Mental health issues with neurotic symptoms include:
- obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- panic disorders.
Mental health issues with psychotic symptoms include:
- eating disorders
- substance abuse
- bipolar disorder
- personality disorder.
Often people have to learn to live with their problems. They may find everyday situations such as work and socialising particularly difficult.
Some of the challenges faced include:
- social stigma
- going to work
- going to school
- physical health