Mental health

The phrase mental health refers to the state of mental wellbeing. There are a number of mental health illnesses or disorders that negatively impact the regulation of emotions, stresses and behaviours including anxiety, depression and PTSD.

It has been estimated by NHS England that 25% of adults will experience some form of mental illness at some point in their lifetime. Currently the most frequently diagnosed mental health illnesses are anxiety, depression and PTSD all of which disturb thinking, behavioural and emotional regulation which can in some cases lead to destructive or self-harming behaviours. Other mental health illnesses include schizophrenia, psychosis, personality disorders, eating disorders and bipolar disorder. 

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