What is mental illness?

A mental illness is a diagnosable, and treatable, health condition which can be severe enough to disrupt everyday life.

The most common mental health illnesses are:
- Depression
- Anxiety
- Bipolar Disorder
- Post-natal depression
- Schizophrenia
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
People with mental health problems can get better and many go on to recover completely.
For more detail on the different types of mental illness, including their signs and symptoms, click here.