Active Minds: Changing the Conversation About Mental Health
Mental Illnesses2019-01-14T02:51:27-05:00

There are over 200 classified forms of mental illnesses, the major themes of mental illnesses are:

  • Neurocognitive Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Anorexia Nervosa

What is Anorexia Nervosa? Anorexia nervosa is characterized by lack of eating. A person who suffers from anorexia nervosa makes themselves not eat for long periods of time. They may [...]

Bulimia Nervosa

What is Bulimia? Bulimia nervosa is also characterized by shame and feelings of guilt when they eat. However those who suffer from bulimia end up vomiting, using laxatives or excessively [...]

Social Anxiety

What is Social Anxiety? Characterized by great fear of social situations, being in public or being in any sort of “spotlight”. It is characterized by Avoiding social situations/the public to [...]

Panic Disorder

What is Panic Disorder? Usually accompanies anxiety therefore it is co-morbid but can be independent of it. It is characterized by: feelings of intense fear, trouble breathing, trouble walking, sight/vision [...]


What is Depression? Characterized by: A low mood for most of the time for at least 2 weeks Suicidal thoughts/plans/ideas, fantasizing about death and dying, fascination with death and dying [...]

Bipolar Disorder

What is bipolar disorder? Many people have misconceptions about bipolar disorder. Bipolar is characterized by states of mania: which is extreme energy lasting for days or weeks on end, feeling [...]


What is schizophrenia? If the symptoms of psychosis last longer than 3 months, one has schizophrenia. The two main features of schizophrenia are hallucinations – seeing objects, people, things that [...]


What is Psychosis? Is the premature state to schizophrenia, however psychosis is not a state of being like schizophrenia is. A diagnosis of psychosis is given when symptoms last up [...]