The Canadian Mental Health Association is one of seven organizations involved in BC Partners for Mental Health and Addictions Information. Other partners are Anxiety BC; the British Columbia Schizophrenia Society; the University of Victoria Canadian, Institute for Substance Use Research; Family Smart; Jessie’s Legacy; and the Mood Disorders Association of Canada. Together we support the Here To Help Project, which includes information about different mental illnesses.
Some fast facts about mental illness.
Mental illnesses are health problems that affect the mind—your thoughts, your emotions, your behaviours. There are many different mental illnesses, and they affect people in different ways.
Getting help for mental illness.
Although mental illnesses have a lot in common with each other, each type is quite different. Symptoms of mental illness can look different from person to person. Knowing if you need help and how to get it are important steps. Probably the best way to know if you might have a mental illness is if you’re not feeling, thinking or acting like yourself—or if people you care about notice changes in you like some of the following.
Here to help
HeretoHelp is a project of the BC Partners for Mental Health and Substance Use Information. 7 organizations make up the partnership that works together to help people live well and better prevent and manage mental health and substance use problems.
For more information about specific mental health issues and illnesses, click on the links below.
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Anxiety Disorders
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Youth
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults
- Bipolar Disorder
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Coping with Mental Health Crises and Emergencies
- Eating Disorders
- Evaluating Mental Health and Substance Use Information
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- Getting Help for Mental Illnesses
- Mental Illnesses in Children and Youth
- Mood Disorders
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
- Panic Disorder
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Postpartum Depression
- Seasonal Affective Disorder
- Social Anxiety Disorder
- Supporting a Friend or Family Member
- Youth and Self-Injury