(1) in (5) adults experience a mental health condition every year. Mental illness is common and can disrupt your thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others and daily functioning. Just as heart disease or diabetes, mental illnesses are medical conditions that can result in a diminished capacity to cope with the demands of life. Mental illnesses include depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), borderline personality disorder and schizophrenia.
Mental illness can affect people of any age, race, religion or income. It is not the result of personal weakness, lack of character or poor upbringing. Mental illness is treatable and recovery is possible! Many people with mental illness find relief by actively participating in mental health services and connecting with peers. However, sometimes it can be difficult to reach out and get the help you need. We hope you will join us in giving a voice to a struggle that millions of people face every day. We’re here to inspire people to express themselves and find help if they need it.
Find out more about a specific mental illness:
- Anxiety Disorders
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
- Bipolar Disorder
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Dissociative Disorders
- Dual Diagnosis: Substance Abuse and Mental Illness
- Eating Disorders
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Panic Disorder
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
- Schizoaffective Disorder
- Seasonal Affective Disorder
If you need help immediately, please contact a crisis hotline. You do not have to feel suicidal to call the Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline. Phone responders can support you in finding counselors or other resources in your area.
Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline – (208) 398-HELP