Our Mental Health is as unique as us, and there is no shame in asking for help no matter what you are going through. There is a wide range of diagnoses, and experiences which can affect our mental health. On this page you will find summaries of these with relevant UK wide websites offering support.
Other Mental Health Concerns which affect us can include:
Bipolor is a Mental Health diagnosis which is categorised by extreme mood fluctuation. This can present as being severely depressed for periods of time, into hypermanic periods. There is medication and support available if this is something you feel affects you.
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
BPD is a personality disorder centred around difficulty in how you feel about yourself, and how you relate/attach to other people. With BPD there is often a abandonment which may have come from a traumatic childhood. People with BPD may self harm regularly to self regulate, feel empty inside a lot of the time and can act impulsively. More info and support in the link below:
This is a phobia categorised as the fear of sick, or of being sick. This is categorised as an anxiety disorder and you can find you lots of information below:
People often wrongly assume that if they hear voices this is an extreme mental health difficult. And although hearing voices can be scary, it is actually very common. It can be considered that someone is ‘hearing voices’ if they are hearing voices of people who are not actually with them. These voices can serve many purposes such as reminding us when we are hungry/sleepy/need something. At other times they can be more scary and indicate that we are experiencing something else. More info below:
OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder)
OCD is wrongly presented in the media, and in common conversation as an obsession around cleanliness. However, OCD is more about the way that your mind works. The Obsessive aspect is thoughts/feelings/worries that turn up in our mind in an unwanted way. These can cause great anxiety and mean that you ‘obsess’ on whatever the obsession is. The compulsion is the behaviour that the thoughts make you need to do – this can be ritualistic such as touching a door 3 times before leaving. There is lots of support and info out there about OCD to help you manage.
PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)
OCD is a condition which can happen after a person has gone through something particularly traumatic. It can be seen as the bodies response to something that has happened, as if it is happening in the present. Symptoms can include flashbacks to the event, panic attacks and big emotional responses as if you are in the traumatic circumstance again. PTSD is can extremely disruptive to life, and is very scary. There is support out there for you. Please see below:
Psychosis – is a categorised as an ongoing condition, or period of time where your mind interprets reality in a different way to those around you