Mental illnesses are still feared and misunderstood by many, but the fear will disappear as we learn more about them.
Mental illnesses are health problems that affect the way we think about ourselves, relate to others, and interact with the world around us. They affect our thoughts, feelings, and behaviours.
We would like to help you to improve your understanding of mental illness and taking the time to understand it and to learn how to manage it effectively.
Once you have a better understanding of the illness, it will be easier to discuss its effects and treatments with your children and other family members. Understanding it also helps you manage other people’s expectations too.
Learning to live with, manage and recover from mental illness is an ongoing process.