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Types of Mental Health

Different types of mental health problems

There are many different mental health problems. You may experience symptoms that are common to two or more diagnoses, or you may experience the symptoms of more than one mental health problem at once. Mental health problems include -

  • Depression
  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Eating problems
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Personality disorder

Mental health problems can have a wide range of causes. We can often point to things that trigger a period of poor mental health but some people tend to be more deeply affected by these things than others.

Factors that could potentially trigger a period of poor mental health include - 

  • loneliness
  • the death of someone close to you
  • stress
  • a long-term physical health condition
  • unemployment.

Rethink Mental Illness

Rethink Mental illness have a compressive advice and information section on their website where you can find out about different mental health conditions and symptoms.

Find information about mental health conditions here

Alternatively, you can contact their advice team Monday to Friday (9.30am to 4pm) for information and practical support by telephone on 03005 000 927

Mind A-Z information directory

In order to help you to gain a better understanding of mental health and how it may affect a person Mind have developed A-Z information directory. You can use the A-Z to help to find information on – 

  • common issues relating to mental health
  • types of medication
  • specific Mental health conditions
  • types of support and treatment available

Most entries have an information booklet for you to download and view offline.

Access the the Mind A-Z directory of information here

Last reviewed: 11/02/2019