Commonly Asked Mental Health FAQs

Looking after your mind is just as important as keeping your body healthy. Mental health disorders are conditions that affect your thoughts and emotions and interfere with your daily life and relationships with others. Mental illness is common - affecting around one in five people in the United States, according to the NIH. If you’re struggling with your mental health, you’re certainly not alone.

Many mental health issues are relatively mild and temporary. But some people experience serious mental illnesses such as major depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder which have a big impact on their day-to-day life. Mental illnesses can be just as severe and distressing as physical illnesses. But many people are far more reluctant to seek help for psychological problems than they would be for another medical problem.

Experiencing a mental health problem such as depression or anxiety can be confusing and frightening - particularly if you’ve never had it before. Many people are embarrassed to have psychological problems and see their illness as a sign of weakness. They may avoid talking about how they’re feeling with family members and hope the problem will go away by itself.

The good news is that many mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder and stress are extremely treatable with the right support. Digital consultations or online therapy can be just as effective as seeing a mental health worker in person. Don’t be afraid to seek professional help from a qualified healthcare professional today.

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