We all have bad times and hard days. We all feel sad, anxious, and scared sometimes. For some people, these feelings resolve on their own and are only temporary. But for others, these feelings and moods can last for long periods of time and feel unbearable.
Some people have experienced major stressors, tragedies, or traumatic events that trigger these negative feelings. Others may have a biological predisposition, or tendency, to develop a certain condition or several conditions. Mental health conditions affect a person’s mood, thinking, and behavior to the point where their activities and quality of life are severely impacted. These conditions can cause many problems for those who have them, including increased relationship strain, increased stress, impaired functioning, and physical pain. The conditions and their symptoms can interfere with personal relationships and work performance.
Perhaps you know someone who lives with a behavioral health condition like depression, anxiety, or a substance use disorder, or maybe you yourself are experiencing symptoms and looking for help. We invite you to explore the following pages that give a closer look at some of the more commonly experienced mental health conditions and provide additional resources specific to the condition.
Did you know… 46%
of Americans will have a diagnosable mental health condition during their lifetime1?
These are some of the most commonly experienced mental health conditions but are by no means the only ones that exist. For information about additional types of mental health conditions, click here.
- Kessler, R. C., Berglund, P., Demler, O., Jin, R., Merikangas, K. R., & Walters, E. E. (2005). Lifetime prevalence and age-of-onset distributions of DSM-IV disorders in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication. Archives of general psychiatry, 62(6), 593–602.