If you want to live a more fulfilling and satisfying life, it pays to strengthen your mental health. Life changing events can also trigger a period of mental illness such as redundancy, bereavement and divorce and there is also a genetic aspect to it as those with a history of mental illness in their families have an increased risk of developing a mental illness themselves.
Basically, someone can be said to be suffering from a mental illness when they are experiencing alterations in their moods, in their behaviour and in how they think and feel about themselves and the world around them, or a combination of all of these, to such an extent that they become distressed or have an impaired ability to function normally on a day to day basis.
In this chaotic world where many enduring values have been destroyed we realise that there is a great need for personal discrimination in all areas that threaten our freedom to live our lives in health, peace and in an environment that will allow quality of thought and maintenance of personal mental integrity.
Common medical conditions that are covered include communicable and infectious diseases, common medical illnesses and injuries, mental disorders, genetic disorders, skin diseases, blood disorders, lung diseases, metabolic diseases, and various other health disorders.
Mental illness appears to be more common in certain groups of people indicating that some circumstances can act as a trigger, for example, those living in poverty and poorer living conditions, those who are suffering from long term physical illnesses or disabilities, those from ethnic minorities and those in prison or other institutions.