Mental illness refers to a wide range of mental health problems that affect a person’s mood, thinking, and behaviour. Examples include depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, eating disorders, and addictive behaviours.
Mental illness can take many forms, just as physical illness does. Many people fear and misunderstand mental illness. You may find it helpful to learn more.
If you or someone you care about has a mental illness, there is good news—through a health care professional, you can get effective treatment.