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Mental Illness

ReachOut fact sheets are written by young people for young people and edited by a mental health professional. Want to discuss the topic in more depth? Visit the ReachOut Forums.

Suicidal thoughts: wanting to end your life

If you are feeling suicidal, it's important that you keep yourself safe. It is possible to get through these times. Here are some suggestions to help.

Anxiety disorders: types, causes, and symptoms

An anxiety disorder can interfere with your day-to-day life. Learn about the symptoms, causes and treatments.

Anxiety

Everyone feels anxious at different times in their life but when it interferes with your day-to-day activities it can become a problem. Learn more.

Panic attacks

Learn about the symptoms, causes and what you can do to manage panic attacks.

Depression: causes, types and symptoms

Depression is more severe and longer-lasting than normal sadness. Learn about the causes and symptoms of depression.

Psychiatric hospitals or wards

Psychiatric hospitals or wards treat people experiencing different mental illnesses, including depression, schizophrenia, anxiety and eating disorders. Learn more.

How can I develop coping strategies?

Developing coping strategies or tools to cope, is a powerful way to deal with life's inevitable challenges. Learn some new ways to cope.

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depression, is a mood disorder characterized by exaggerated mood swings. Learn about the symptoms, causes and possible treatments.

Overcoming an eating disorder

An eating disorder is when a person has extreme disturbances in eating behavior. Learn how to help someone you think has an eating disorder.

Myths about depression

Learn some myths and truths about depression and other mental health challenges, which fuel stigma around mental health illness.

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