MENTAL ILLNESS AND SUICIDE

  • Schizophrenia – a disorder that affects a person’s ability to think, feel and behave clearly

  • Obsessive compulsive disorder - Excessive thoughts that lead to repetitive behaviors (compulsion).

  • Autism – A serious developmental disorder that impairs the ability to communicate and interact.

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – A disorder in which a person has difficulty recovering after experiencing or witnessing a terrifying event.

  • Clinical Depression – A mental health disorder persistently  characterized mood or loss of interest in activities, causing significant impairment in daily life.

  • Anxiety Disorder – A mental health disorder characterized by feelings of worry, anxiety, or fear that are strong enough to interfere with one’s daily activities.

  • Bipolar disorder – A disorder associated with episodes of mood swings ranging from depressive lows to manic highs.

  • Dementia – A group of thinking and social symptoms that interferes with daily functioning.

  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder – A chronic condition including attention difficulty, hyperactivity and impulsiveness.

  • Eating Disorder - Eating disorders are serious conditions related to persistent eating behaviors that negatively impact your health, your emotions and your ability to function in important areas of life. The most common eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge-eating disorder.(MAYO CLINIC)

 

A lack of understanding when it comes to these disorders can leave sufferers feeling isolated and hopeless. Only 25 percent of people with mental health issues feel that people are caring and sympathetic toward their struggles, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.