Examples of Specific Mental Health Challenges
There are many types of mental health challenges. Here is a list of some: anxiety, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), schizophrenia, and bi-polar disorder. Some mental health challenges can lead people to do things that hurt their bodies, such as cutting or eating disorders like anorexia or bulimia.
Only a mental health professional can say if someone has a mental illness. Everyone has good days and bad days. Just because someone has a bad day does not mean he or she have a mental illness.
If you think someone you know is going through a mental health challenge, it’s important to speak up. Talk to a trusted adult. This is the first step to helping someone get better.
If you think you’re going through a mental health challenge, it’s important to ask for help so you don’t have to be scared. Remember - you can get better.