1 in 4 people will experience mental illness.
Types of Mental Illness
The idea of wellness, according to the University of California (Davis), is not necessarily the absence of disease or illness. Instead, wellness is the conscious decisions we make to be healthy and feel fulfilled. Most research has pointed that wellness can be achieved in different areas of our life: physical, emotional, cognitive, occupational, cultural, social, spiritual, and environmental. Every decision we make can propel us to a higher level of wellness in one of these areas, or damage our progress.
Your mental health is a critical part of your overall wellness. In fact, mental health issues can affect other areas of wellness for better, or for worse. For example, consider when you are feeling stressed out. If you do not find a way to cope in a healthy manner with your stress, you could end up physically ill or exhausted.
While the stigma of mental illness is less now than it has been in decades, we all still have a long way to go when it comes to supporting one another and advocating for our own mental health. One of the best ways to begin advocating for your mental health, and learning how to cope with any concerns you may have, is to find a local therapist who can come alongside you to offer encouragement, guidance, and counsel. Finding a therapist can seem overwhelming at first, but if you use our 1in4 Mental Health resource page, you will be able to narrow your search and make your first step towards mental health wellness.
You can begin to make conscious decisions that positively affect your mental health no matter where you are starting from. Mental health concerns, or mental illness assistance, is nothing to shy away from. Take control of your wellness by adding mental health supports ? your wellness is worth it.
People with anxiety disorders experience excessive anxiety, fear, or worry, causing them to avoid situations or develop compulsive rituals to try to ease their anxiety. Learn more about Anxiety Disorders.
Eating disorders are most common in men and women under the age of 30, but can occur in any age group or gender. Eating disorders are characterized by a serious disturbance in eating behavior (either eating too much or too little). Learn more about Eating Disorders.
Contrary to what some believe, schizophrenia is not a ?split personality,? but is a brain disease and one of the most serious mental illnesses in the United States. It’s also relatively common, affecting approximately one percent of the population. Schizophrenia symptoms usually appear first in the late teens or twenties. Learn more about Schizophrenia
Some deviations may be quite mild and interfere little with the individual’s home or work life, while others may cause great disruption in both the family and society. Specific situations or events trigger the behaviors of a personality disorder.?Learn more about Personality Disorders.