What is mental illness?
A mental illness is a medical condition that disrupts or puts a limit on your everyday cognitive, emotional or social life. ‘Cognitive’ means mental processes like memory, perception and thinking. Mental illnesses are sometimes called mental disorders or psychiatric disorders.
A mental illness can disrupt:
- how you think;
- how you feel;
- your mood;
- how you get on with other people.
Talk to someone as soon as you can if you feel or think you might have a mental health condition. Or watch a video of real people talking about their mental health.
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