The more you know, the more you can do to overcome a mental illness.
Mental illnesses take many forms, and their many symptoms combine differently in each individual. That’s why it’s important to become an expert on your illness and how it impacts your life. The more you learn to recognize your specific symptoms, the better you will be able to prevent them from getting worse and spiraling into an episode.
Depression is a serious mood disorder that affects how you feel, think, and manage daily activities.
Anxiety occurs when thought patterns are disturbed in a variety of ways, including obsessive thinking, excessive worrying, experiencing fear of a specific thing or event, and stress that is out of proportion to the impact of the event.
People with bipolar disorder experience unusual and intense changes in mood and behavior.
Alcohol or drugs are often used to self-medicate the symptoms of depression or anxiety. However, instead of improving their situation, people often become addicted to the substance used.
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