Mental health and its problems
When someone has a mental health problem, they may find everyday things very difficult to do and they may feel confused and upset a lot of the time. They may do things that seem normal to them, but to other people they may seem strange.
- CHEMICALS IN THE BRAIN that control emotions being out of balance
- Prolonged periods of serious WORRY & STRESS
- SIGNIFICANT LOSS such as death of a close friend, job loss or other types of “endings”
- Significant ALCOHOL OR OTHER DRUG ABUSE
What is important to remember, if you are living in this type of situation, is: No one is to blame for someone developing a mental health problem.
Due to mental health problems being so common, the CYPSP (Children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership have developed information leaflets on living with mental health problems. These can be found at:
http://bit.do/CYPSPMI or you can visit https://www.mindingyourhead.info for more useful information.