The term, an acronym for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, refers to a mental health condition that affects one in 100 children worldwide. It is characterised by recurrent, unwanted thoughts which lead to anxieties manifesting as repetitive behaviours.
Overlapping Behavioral Characteristics & Related Mental Health Diagnoses in Children -- this is a GREAT chart for parents who are trying to figure out what actions of their kiddo is what part of mental health (many parents have children with multiple diagnoses and are trying to figure out "is this behavior the ADHD or the anxiety?, etc."
STIGMA erodes confidence that mental illnesses are real, treatable health conditions. We have allowed stigma to erect barriers around effective treatment and recovery. It is time to take those barriers down!
17 Things Only People With Mental Health Issues Know
“I struggled and still struggle with feeling not mentally ill enough to deserve help, telling myself I’m just lazy and overdramatic and looking for things to blame my problems on, and as a result I kept those problems to myself for years. I did so much unnecessary damage to myself and put myself through so much extra stress because I convinced myself this was just how I naturally was and how life was supposed to be for me."
What exactly is a Nervous Breakdown. Article include symptoms and treatment. Technically there is no such medical definition (it doesn't appear in either DSM 1V or V) , but is symptomatic of a combination of multiple mental health conditions.