Mental Health

The first thing that needs to be said is that a person with mental health issues should not be blamed for having them! These disorders are caused by a complex interaction of social, biological and psychological factors which bring about the destructive thought patterns or harmful behaviours. The important thing is to stop as soon as you recognize these signs in yourself, or to get help to begin the road to recovery.

Although a diagnosis isn't necessary for certain treatment or recovery, it can help you get access to more services.  However, before you accept a diagnosis of a mental health issue, please make sure your doctor has done blood work and a full physical as many of these symptoms can be caused by other medical conditions, which should be ruled out before treatment commences.  Mental illness is a series of serious medical conditions and although mindfulness and nutritional changes might be what one person needs another might need life saving medication.  The point is that everyone has an individual journey and there should be no judgment as to what that journey entails.  What can help though is support, acceptance, and community.

Emotions conversation

For further information and resources for those who care for someone who is struggling with mental health issues please click here.

Here is a list of some of the most common groups of disorders.  Under each heading you'll find free community resources to help you on your journey.


Mood Disorders Anxiety Disorders Personality Disorders
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Schizophrenia Addiction
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Postpartum Mood Disorders Eating Disorders
Chronic Pain Suicide Prevention  

 

 

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