Frequently asked questions

According to the World Health Organization, mental health is “a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community”.

It is a condition that causes serious disorder in a person’s behavior or thinking.

When a teen is faced with a range of mental health conditions — disorders that affect your mood, thinking, and behavior. Examples of mental illness include depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, eating disorders, and addictive behaviors.

The American Psychological Association suggests considering therapy when something causes distress and interferes with some part of life, particularly when, “Thinking about or coping with the issue takes up at least an hour each day”. The issue causes embarrassment or makes you want to avoid others.

A psychologist is a trained mental health professional who helps people learn healthy ways to handle mental health challenges.

A psychiatrist is a medical doctor (an M.D. or D.O.) who specializes in mental health, including substance use disorders. Psychiatrists are qualified to assess both the mental and physical aspects of psychological problems. People seek psychiatric help for many reasons.

Psychotherapy, or talk therapy, is a way to help people with a broad variety of mental illnesses and emotional difficulties. Treatment varies with the type of mental disorder but almost always involves psychiatric counseling. Sometimes medication may be prescribed as well.

Therapy can help support you going forward, once you are no longer in crisis. When any type of mental health or emotional concern affects daily life and function, therapy may be recommended. Therapy can help you learn about what you’re feeling, why you might be feeling it, and how to cope.

Teen depression is a serious mental health problem that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest in activities.

It’s normal for children to feel worried or anxious from time to time – such as when they’re starting school or nursery, or moving to a new area. But for some children, anxiety affects their behavior and thoughts every day, interfering with their school, home, and social life.

Try talking about your feelings. Keep active, eat well, drink sensibly, keep in touch, ask for help. Take a break, do something you’re good at.

Ask someone you trust. Talk to your support system, reach out or search for services around you. You can get in touch with us too.

Ask someone you trust. Talk to your support system, reach out or search for services around you. You can get in touch with us too.

Stay updated with information, talk to others about their issues, read about mental health, attend seminars and workshops. You can get in touch with us for further info.

Get in touch with your health care provider, or contact us.

Some evident signs can be – Evidence of drugs and/or drug paraphernalia. Behavioral problems and poor grades in school. Emotional distancing, isolation, depression, or fatigue. Overly influenced by peers. Hostility, irritability, or change in the level of cooperation around the house.

Uncontrollable sadness, anger, or hopelessness may be signs of a mental health issue that can improve with treatment. If you’re eating or sleeping more or less than usual, withdrawing from family and friends, or just feeling “off,” talk to someone before serious problems develop that impact your quality of life.

A mood disorder is a mental health problem that primarily affects a person’s emotional state. It is a disorder in which a person experiences long periods of extreme happiness, extreme sadness, or both. It is normal for someone’s mood to change, depending on the situation.

Becoming easily agitated, frustrated, and moody. Feeling overwhelmed, like you are losing control or need to take control. Have difficulty relaxing and quieting your mind. Feeling bad about yourself (low self-esteem), lonely, worthless, and depressed, are all sing of stress.