What are mental disorders? 

Mental disorders (also called mental illnesses) refer to a wide range of mental health conditions — disorders that have an affect on your mood, thinking and behaviour. Mental health disorders can affect anyone regardless of race, age, sex or social status, and there is no shame in having a mental health disorder.

Examples of mental illness include depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and eating disorders.

According to the World Health Organisation, worldwide-

300 million people are affected by depression

60 million people are affected by bipolar disorder

21 million people are affected by schizophrenia

You can find more information about different mental disorders in the All Things Mental Health section of the website.