Mental illness is a combination of conditions that impact behavior, thinking, and mood. A mental illness is not the result of one event, but a combination that often includes environment, genetics, and life choices.
The difference between mental struggles and mental illnesses typically involves the frequency and how these struggles impact a person’s ability to function in normal life. If an individual is struggling with daily life– attending school or work, maintaining relationships, getting out of bed– then this individual may be struggling with a mental illness. ViewPoint Center helps teens struggling with a wide array of mental health struggles.