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Facts on Mental Illness

Mental illness is a medical condition that alters an individual’s thoughts, moods, memory and ability to get along with others. Mental illness affects 20% of people in every age, income, education level, race or religion.

The right combination of therapy, support services and medication can help people with mental illness reduce their symptoms and lead fulfilling lives. The video at right may offer some insights into how the Harford County Office on Mental Health has been able to help some local residents lead more fulfilling and productive lives. 

Types of mental illnesses include:

  • Major depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorders
OMH-video Real Challenges, Real Solutions
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Important things to know about mental illness