What is mental illness?

"Mental illness" is a category into which many kinds of diseases fall, such as depression, anorexia, schizophrenia, and others. If you have symptoms that effect your life but aren't necessarily physical--hearing voices, feeling depressed or suicidal, etc.--please reach out to community resources. Talk to guidance councilors, seek mental health facilities at your university or in your community, talk to a friend, family member, or other trusted individual. Mental illnesses are treatable, and it is possible to recover and feel better. Don't hesitate to reach out for help, and keep talking and reaching out until you find the help you need.