When you paint a room, you usually start with a primer coat to get the wall ready for the final colour. This section is that primar coat—a place to get you the basics about some of the big topic areas HeretoHelp covers. When you're ready, you can move on to the Learn Skills section or Connect to Others.
In small doses, stress can help motivate us as well as enable our body to get through tough situations. But ongoing stress takes a real toll on our physical and mental health.
Everyone feels depressed or anxious sometimes. But when the feelings don't go away on their own or start interfering with daily life, there may be something else going on. And it's more common than you think.
The picture we have of our body and what we think it looks like to others can tell us a lot about our self-esteem. Problems can start when body image contributes to unhealthy dieting or even eating disorders.
Substances have always been around and don't always cause problems, but excessive or inappropriate use of alcohol or other drugs (including prescription drugs and tobacco) can interfere with daily life.
Schizophrenia and psychosis are some of the most widely misunderstood of all mental illnesses. Most people don't know all of the symptoms or how treatable these conditions can be with the right supports.
Has a friend or family member started behaving strangely? Are other people not understanding what you're saying or doing? Find out more about disabling conditions that might seem confusing if you've never had experience with them before.
When 1 in 4 will experience a mental disorder or addiction, and many will face relapse, individuals and families need tools to learn to effectively manage these conditions and their impact on daily living.