It is a statistic that underscores just how common mental illness is: one in five Canadians will experience a mental health problem at some point in their lives. The problem may be minor and manageable with minimal support, or it may be persistent and require intensive and long-term treatment. There is not one type of mental illness, one set of symptoms or one treatment method. Mental illness can be as individual as the people who live with it. While there are standards for treatment, and symptoms associated with certain conditions, mental illness can not be fit into a box.
Somewhere, every day, we cross paths with someone who is living with mental illness.
Here, we provide information on the most common mental illnesses, their symptoms and treatment. Please speak to your healthcare provider for more detailed information.