Mental illness, also called mental health disorders, refers to a wide range of mental health conditions, disorders that affect your mood, thinking and behaviour. Examples of mental illness include:
- Anxiety disorders
- Eating disorders
- Active behaviours
Many people have mental health concerns from time to time. But a mental health concern becomes a metal illness when ongoing signs and symptoms cause frequent stress and affect your ability to function.
A mental illness can make you miserable and can cause problems in your daily life, such as at school or work or even in relationships. In most cases, symptoms can be managed with a combination of medications and talk therapy (psychotherapy).
Signs and symptoms of mental illness can vary, depending on the disorder, circumstances and other factors. Mental