What is Mental Illness?

Depression: Keeping Hope Alive
A Guide for Family and Friends. This booklet sets out how you can gain an understanding of depression, so that you can both help the person about whom you are concerned and experience less worry and uncertainty.

Rethink Mental Illness – Our Goal
Learn more about mental illness and about living with mental illness. We improve the lives of people severely affected by mental illness through our network of local groups and services, expert information and successful campaigning. Our goal is to make sure everyone affected by severe mental illness has a good quality of life.

Recognising Mental Illness

Time to change
We’re a campaign to change the way people think and act about mental health problems.

Rethink GP
Information on how to persuade someone to see their GP. Includes a factsheet with suggestions on how to begin the conversation.

How to Support Mental Illness

GETgg – Mental Illness
An Introductory Self-Help Course in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. This mini 7-step self-help course includes an introduction to techniques which could be useful for everyone.

Young Minds
If you are thinking about taking mental health medication, here is some general information which might help.

Whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. We’re here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Blurt exists to make a difference to anyone affected by depression. Being diagnosed can be overwhelming – there’s a lot to learn and plenty of prejudice to battle. Telling people is tough, and not everyone will understand. That’s why we’re here for you, whenever you need us, for anything at all.

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