Mental illnesses can take many forms, just as physical illnesses do. Mental illnesses are still feared and misunderstood by many people, but the fear will disappear as people learn more about them. If you, or someone you know, has a mental illness, there is good news: all mental illnesses can be treated.

In this section, you will learn about mental illnesses – which can also be called psychiatric disorders – and their treatment. You will also find helpful resources that provide more information to further your understanding of mental illness.




Loss is one of life’s most stressful events. It takes time to heal, and everyone responds differently. Grief is part of being human, but we don’t have to go through the journey alone. We may need help to cope with the changes in our lives.

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We all talk about stress, but we’re not always clear about what it is. Stress comes from both the good and the bad things that happen to us. It may feel overwhelming at times, but there are many strategies to help you take control.

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Anxiety Disorder

We all feel nervous or worried at times. This anxiety can be a helpful feeling when it motivates us or warns us of danger. An anxiety disorder, on the other hand, causes unexpected or unhelpful anxiety that seriously impacts our lives.

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

People react to frightening situations in many ways: they might feel nervous, have difficulty sleeping, or relive the situation in their minds. These normal reactions gradually fade away. Post-traumatic stress disorder, on the other hand, lasts much longer and can seriously disrupt a person’s life.

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Eating Disorder

Every day, we are surrounded by different messages that impact the way we feel about our looks. For some, poor body image is a sign of eating disorders – a complicated illness that affect a person’s sense of identity, worth, and self-esteem.

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