Mental illnesses can take many forms, just as physical ilnesses 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.
Visit the Canadian Mental Health Association to 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.
Your Mental Health
Mental health means striking a balance in all aspects of your life: social, physical, spiritual, economic and mental. Reaching a balance is a learning process. At times, you may tip the balance too much in one direction and have to find your footing again. Your personal balance will be unique, and your challenge will be to stay mentally healthy by keeping that balance.
The CMHA provides information and suggestions to help you keep your balance.