Is Mental Illness Inherited?
Mental illness is a term used to describe a wide range of disorders that have an impact on our thoughts, feelings and/or behavior. Mental illness is not a character flaw, weakness or something inherently wrong with a person—it is an illness like any other and a person has a right to seek appropriate treatment as well as care and support through their illness. (more…)
Does My Loved One Have A Mental Illness?
Certain difficult behaviors can occur due to changes or stressful events in a person’s life. This does not necessarily mean an individual has a mental illness. However, if they seem to be taking a longer time to get over a crisis, then it may be important for them to seek help. Below are some behaviors that may indicate something more serious may be happening and the person needs to see a mental health professional for an assessment: