If you have a mental health condition, you are not acting or looking for attention. The term mental health condition refers to a medical condition that can present in different ways, and commonly involve changes in emotions, thinking or behaviour. If you have a mental health condition it is diagnosed by a medical professional. There are many different types of mental health conditions that can affect anyone. But they are treatable with the right care and/or medication.
People need to know that people who have mental health problems aren’t crazy
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A number of factors can contribute to being at risk of getting a mental illness. These include things such as
The beliefs of our family, religion or culture can sometimes prevent us from getting help. What is important is you know that none of this means that you’re broken, bewitched, or that you, or your family, did something “wrong.” Mental illness is no one’s fault. And for many people, recovery is possible.
Recovery is possible when you: