National Mental Health Awareness Week

A Mind Divided

What is mental illness?

nami 2A mental illness is a medical condition that disrupts a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others and daily functioning. Just as diabetes is a disorder of the pancreas, mental illnesses are medical conditions that often result in a diminished capacity for coping with the ordinary demands of life.

Serious mental illnesses include major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and borderline personality disorder. The good news about mental illness is that recovery is possible.

Mental illnesses can affect persons of any age, race, religion or income. Mental illnesses are not the result of personal weakness, lack of character or poor upbringing. Mental illnesses are treatable. Most people diagnosed with a serious mental illness can experience relief from their symptoms by actively participating in an individual treatment plan.

Learn more about treatment and services that assist…

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2 Responses to National Mental Health Awareness Week

  1. ahuelon says:

    I seldom reblog, but this blog has a wealth of information on mental illness. I have never read a more descriptive piece on being Bipolar. I could not believe how my condition was so well described in easy to read and clear terms. NAMI (National Allance on Mental Illness) is mentioned. At their website you will find descriptions of lots of mental disorders worth reading. If anyone is dealing with a family member or friend suffering with mental illness there is hope for understanding in this post and the links attached.

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  2. Sabrina says:

    Thanks for sharing this. I have always been drawn to reading about mental illnesses since I was in college eons ago. It’s good info 🙂


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