Mental health challenges and disorders have many different signs and symptoms and can look different in different people. They can impact how a person thinks, feels and behaves.
Some common symptoms of a mental health challenge or disorder are:
- changes in mood
- changes in the way you perceive things
- feelings of anxiety
Mental health challenges and disorders can happen to anyone. They affect people of all ages, races and social classes. No one is immune.
The best way to prevent mental health challenges from getting worse is to recognize symptoms early and get professional help. Many mental health challenges and disorders can be treated successfully. When the signs are recognized early, that person can get started on the path to a full recovery.
Here is a list of some of the most common mental health challenges and disorders experienced by children and youth.