Types Of Mental Illness

Types Of Mental Illness

Mental illnesses can profoundly disrupt a person's thinking, feeling, moods, ability to relate to others and capacity for coping with the demands of life. They are not the result of personal weakness, lack of character or poor upbringing, but instead are biologically based brain disorders that can affect persons of any age, race, religion or income.

At the heart of NAMI NH's mission is the sharing of information with consumers, their families, friends, mental health professionals and the general public. We strive to educate all people about severe and persistent mental illnesses, to eliminate stigma and to promote access to integrated systems of care and rehabilitation. To learn more about selected mental illnesses, visit the NAMI National Mental Illness page.