Mental illness

About


Mental illnesses are characterized by impairment of an individual's normal cognitive, emotional, or behavioral functioning. They may be caused by social, psychological, biochemical, genetic, or other factors, such as infection or head trauma.

Resources


Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Youth

Category : Patient / Mental illness
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Best Advice Guide on Recovery-Oriented Mental Health and Addiction Care

Category : Patient / Mental illness / Introduction / What can I do / Where can I get help
The Best Advice Guide: Recovery-Oriented Mental Health and Addictions Care in the Patient’s Medical Hom

Concurrent disorders

Category : Patient / Mental illness
General information

Coping with stress

Category : Patient / Mental illness
Various links

Depression and Bipolar Disorder

Category : Patient / Mental illness
Depression and Bipolar Disorder

Depression fact sheet

Category : Patient / Mental illness
Depression

Depression in children and youth

Category : Patient / Mental illness
Depression

Eating Disorders

Category : Patient / Mental illness
Eating disorders

Facts about anxiety disorders

Category : Patient / Mental illness
Anxiety

Mental health and addiction

Category : Patient / Mental illness
Various links

Mood Disorders

Category : Patient / Mental illness
Mood Disorders

Obsessive compulsive disorders

Category : Patient / Mental illness
Various links

Phobias and panic disorders

Category : Patient / Mental illness
Various links

Post partum depression

Category : Patient / Mental illness
Depression

Post-traumatic stress disorder

Category : Patient / Mental illness
Various links

Seasonal affective disorder

Category : Patient / Mental illness
Depression

Suicide warning signs

Category : Patient / Mental illness
Suicide

The connection between mental and physical health

Category : Patient / Mental illness
General information

Understanding anxiety disorders

Category : Patient / Mental illness
Anxiety

Understanding mental illness

Category : Patient / Mental illness
General information

Understanding psychosis

Category : Patient / Mental illness
Psychosis

Understanding schizophrenia

Category : Patient / Mental illness
Schizophrenia

Understanding self-injury

Category : Patient / Mental illness
Various links

Understanding suicide

Category : Patient / Mental illness
Suicide

What are anxiety disorders?

Category : Patient / Mental illness
Everyone experiences symptoms of anxiety, but they are generally occasional and short-lived, and do not cause problems.

What is a dual diagnosis?

Category : Patient / Mental illness
General information

What is attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder?

Category : Patient / Mental illness
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

What is bipolar disorder?

Category : Patient / Mental illness
Bipolar

What is schizophrenia?

Category : Patient / Mental illness
Schizophrenia

Why do people turn to suicide?

Category : Patient / Mental illness
Suicide

Documents


Physical activity for your mental health

Category : Patient / Practitioner / Mental Health Conditions / Mental illness / Introduction / What can I do / Introduction / What can I do
This resource talks about how physical activity may affect your mental health. It should be used along with additional information given to you from your family doctor.