Mental health problems encompass a wide range of things, from depression and anxiety to stress and behaviour disorders. Sometimes the problem is on a small-scale and sometimes it can be a serious long-term condition.
Mental health problems affect the way a person thinks, feels and behaves. They are diagnosed illnesses and can have a severe impact on a person’s ability to carry out their daily life: a mental health problem can turn even the most normal of activities into a highly stressful event.
Furthermore, no two people experience the same symptoms or effects when they are unwell, which often leads to people making assumptions or unfair judgements about the person.
However, the majority of people who experience mental health problems can learn to live with them or recover from them if they receive the appropriate support.