Anxiety is a normal emotion that we all experience. You might think of anxiety as feeling stressed, tense, worried, uneasy or scared. Most of the time these emotions are not a problem.
Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder that can cause extreme periods of low (depressed) and high (manic) moods. Bipolar used to be called manic depression.
Depression is when someone experiences a low mood that lasts for a long time and affects their everyday life.
An eating disorder is when someone has unhealthy thoughts, feelings and behaviour around food.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a diagnosis given to someone who experiences obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours.
A personality disorder can affect how a person copes with day-to-day life and manages relationships, as well as how they feel and behave.
Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a diagnosis given to people who develop a certain set of symptoms following a traumatic event.
Psychosis is a term used to describe when a person perceives the world in a different way to those around them. This can include how a person will experience, believe or view things.
Schizoaffective disorder is a mental illness that affects a person’s mood, thoughts and behaviour. Around one in 200 people develop schizoaffective disorder and some point in their life.
Schizophrenia is a mental illness that affects the way a person thinks. Schizophrenia affects around 1 in 100 people and can only be diagnosed by a psychiatrist.
Self-harm is when someone purposely hurts themselves, usually in order to cope with intense emotional distress.
Suicide - when someone intentionally takes their own life – can be very complex.