Everyone feels anxious at times, but too much anxiety can get in the way of daily life. Anxiety can become a problem when it doesn't go away, gets worse or makes it hard for you to do the things you want to do.
Body Image & Eating
Body image and eating concerns can be complicated and hard to understand. As we grow up, the way we perceive and feel about our changing bodies can be confusing, and some people may develop distressing thoughts and behaviours around food, exercise and body shape. When people become so focused on their eating and exercise habits that they have trouble with school, work or relationships, it can be a sign of a deeper rooted problem.
Low Mood & Depression
Everyone feels sad or low from time to time, but a long lasting low mood could be a sign of depression. These feelings can become a problem if they don't go away, get worse or get in the way of daily life.
Psychosis (si ko sis) is when it is difficult for a person to tell what is real and what is not real. When someone is experiencing psychosis, their perceptions are changed. These experiences can be upsetting and disrupt a person’s life.
Everyone can experience stress from time to time, but continuing to feel stressed can get in the way of daily life. Check out this section to learn more about what leads to stress, how to manage and prevent it from affecting your mental and physical well-being.