A mental health problem is when it becomes difficult to cope with your thoughts and feelings.

There are lots of different types of mental health problems.

Depression is when you feel sad or down for many weeks or months.

Anxiety is when you feel worried or afraid a lot of the time.

Schizophrenia is when you have muddled thoughts and are not sure what is real.

Depression and anxiety are 2 of the most common mental health problems. People often have depression and anxiety at the same time.

Schizophrenia is a less common mental health problem.

Having a mental health problem is often upsetting, confusing and frightening.

But with the right care, treatment and support it is likely that you will feel better.

Download our full guide to anxiety, depression, and schizophrenia (pdf)

Browse all of our resources about mental health

Read more about the relationship between mental health and learning disability

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