Updated: Oct 12
On the 10th October it is "World Mental Health Day" This is a topic that is personal to me, as I have problems with mental health, which can effect ANYONE child, adult, rich, poor, disabled ,not disabled, anyone! and more should be learnt about it, So I would like to do my part and go through some of the different types of mental health, there are some you would of heard of, and some you may not of heard of, I'm going to list them and right a little bit about each one , and leave contact details should you, or some one you know ,need them. (Before I start I need you to know I'm not a professional ,I'm only trying to spread awareness to help people learn about different types of mental illness and will be researching from websites like Mind, e.c.t and I'll also leave the links for some of the mental health charity's that are doing amazing work ,helping people to work through the illnesses.)
Anger- Anger is normal, it helps us get thought the day, it helps making choices fight or flight.
But anger isn't good when it's effecting relationships or your hurting people ,this is maybe the time to look in to if there is something a bit deeper going on, and ask for advise or see your doctor ,or contact some where like mind to get help.
There is also Talking therapy and counselling.
Anger management program's .
Help for abusive and violent behavior.
Make an appointment with your doctor.
Here are a couple of links:
info line- 03001233393
Anxiety and panic attacks- Now, I can relate to this, anxiety and panic attacks are horrible ,for me it feels like I'm unable to breath, or the room is closing in on me, or I'm haven a heart attack! I'm not, this is how my brain is reacting, this can happen for all different reasons, a big change, COVID-19, moving house, relationships, stress, the list goes on but again there is help and your not alone, and please don't feel like it's something to hide or be ashamed of, contact your doctor, talk to family, contact Mind,
here are some contact details
Samaritans - 116123 (FREEPHONE)
email - email@example.com
SHOUT 85258 (text SHOUT)
there is NHS 111
Bipolar disorder is a mental health problem that mainly effects your mood. if you have bipolar disorder, you are likely to have times where you experience
* Manic or hypomanic episodes (feeling high)
*depressive episodes (feeling low)
potentially some psychotic symptoms during manic or depressed episodes.
You might hear these different experiences referred to as mood states, you can learn more by clicking this link:
getting help in a crisis for emergency support
go straight to A&E if you can
or call your local crisis team if you have there number.
Mental health emergencies are serious. You're not wasting anyone's time.
Body Dysmorphic disorder (BDD)
Body Dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is an anxiety disorder related to body image.
you might be given a diagnosis of BDD if you:
experience obsessive worries about one or more perceived flaws in your physical appearance, but the flaw cannot be seen by others or appears very slight.
Develop compulsive behaviour and routines, such as excessive use of mirrors or picking your skin, to deal with the worries you have about the way you look.
if you have BDD, these obsessions and behaviour's cause emotional distress and have a significant impact on your ability to carry on with your day-to-day life. In this way, BDD is closely related to obsessive- compulsive disorder (COD)
if your struggling please reach out if emergency please call 999
111 for advise
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
BPD is borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a type of personality disorder.
You might be diagnosed with a personality disorder if you have difficulties with how you think and feel about yourself and other people, and are having problems in your life as a result.
please contact your doctor if you are struggling or Mind 03001233393
Depression is a low mood that lasts for a long time, and affects your everyday life.
In it's mildest form, depression can mean just being in low spirits. It doesn't stop you leading a normal life but makes everything harder to do and seems less worthwhile. At it's most severe, depression can be life threatening because it can make you feel suicidal.
Hear is a link to learn more:
please call 999 if you are feeling suicidal
call your doctor who can help you get the right help.
Dissociation and Dissociative Disorders
Lots of people can experience dissociation during there life. if you dissociate, you may feel disconnected from your self and the world around you. For example, you may feel detached from your body or feel as though the world around you is unreal.
Remember, everyone's experience of dissociation is different.
Dissociation is one way the mind copes with too much stress, such as during a traumatic event.
please contact someone if your not feeling ok, doctors, Mind, helpline,
Drugs- recreational drugs & alcohol
What are recreational drugs and alcohol?
Recreational drugs are substances people may take:
* to give themselves a pleasurable experience
* to help them feel better if they are having a bad time
*because their friends are using them
* to see what it feels like
They include Alcohol, tobacco (nicotine), substances such as cannabis, heroin, cocaine and ecstasy, and some prescribed medicines.
there are places to go if you would like help and support
you can contact your Doctor, contact mind 03001233393, 999 if feeling suicidal please get help and the right support, it's ok to not be ok
what is an eating problem?
An eating problem is any relationship with food that you find difficult.
Food plays an important part in our lives and most of us will spend time thinking about what we eat. Sometimes we may try to eat more healthily, have cravings, eat more than usual or lose our appetite. Changing your eating habits every now and again is normal.
But if food and eating feels like it's taking over your life then it may become a problem.
Lot's of people think that if you have an eating problem you will be overweight or underweight, and that being a certain weight is always associated with a specific eating problem. This is a myth.
Anyone, regardless of age, gender or weight, can be affected by eating problems.
if you are finding these times hard please get support you have the Samaritans who are there 24/7 to talk to you can call them FREE 116123 or go to the website https://www.samaritans.org/
if you are feeling suicidal please call 999,
if you are under 35 you might like to talk to papyrus https://www.papyrus-uk.org/
you are not alone there is support out there.
what are voices?
We might say someone is 'hearing voices' if you hear a voice when no-one is present with you, or which other people with you cannot hear.
People have many different experiences of hearing voices, Some people don't mind their voices ,or simply find them irritating or distracting, while others find them frightening or intrusive.
It's common to think that if you hear voices you must have a mental health problem.
But research shows that lots of people hear voices and many of them are not mentally unwell, it's a relatively common human experience.
you can find out more about this subject at the following link:
please if you feel suicidal please call 999
or contact the Samaritans 24/7
Hoarding is acquiring or saving lots of things regardless of their value.
if you hoard you might:
*Have a strong positive feelings whenever you get more items
* Feel very upset or anxious at the thought of throwing or giving things away
*Find it very hard to decide what to keep or get rid of.
Is Hoarding a mental health problem?
It is increasingly being recognized that hoarding can be a condition by itself, as well as sometimes being a symptom of other mental health problems, people used to think hoarding was a form of obsessive-compulsive disorder (COD), But research suggests they are not the same.
For those reasons hoarding disorder has been listed as a distinct mental health problem in the DSM-5 and ICD-11 (manuals that doctors use to categories and diagnose mental health problems).
To learn more please follow this link to MIND to read more about Hoarding
Hypomania and mania
what is Hypomania and mania.
Hypomania and mania are periods of over-active and excited behavior that can have a significant impact on your day-to-day life.
Hypomania is a milder version of mania that lasts for a short period (usually a few days)
mania is a more severe form that lasts for a longer period (a week or more)
please follow the link to learn more:
please remember it's ok not to be ok!
We all feel lonely from time to time. Feelings of loneliness are personal, so everyone's experience of loneliness will be different.
One common description of loneliness is the feeling we get when our need for rewarding social contact and relationships is not met. But loneliness is not always the same as being alone.
you may choose to be alone and live happily without much contact with other people, while others may find this a lonely experience.
Or you may have lots of social contact, or be in a relationship or part of a family, and still feel lonely- especially if you don't feel understood or cared for by the people around you
you can learn more about loneliness by following this link
if this is something you are struggling please contact someone here are a couple from MIND
Obsessive-Compulsive disorder (OCD)
What is OCD?
Obsessive-Compulsive disorder (OCD) has two main parts: Obsessions and compulsions.
Obsessive are unwelcome thoughts , images, urges, worries or doubts that repeatedly appear in your mind. They can make you feel very anxious (although some people describe it as 'mental discomfort' rather than anxiety).
Compulsions are repetitive activities that you do to reduce the anxiety caused by the obsession. It could be something like repeatedly checking a door is locked, repeating a specific phrase in your heard or checking how your body feels.
if this is something you can relate to please follow the link to learn more ,and for different contact that may help you get the right support.
There are all kinds of different types of mental health and today is World Mental Health Day so, share with friends and family and be mindful if some one is acting a little different to there normal self ask if they are ok? remind them they are not alone and that its ok not to be ok.
I hope you enjoyed reading this post and hope that it has helped.