Chapter 1-Staring Into the Abyss: Facts About Mental Disorders

A lot of times when people hear the words mental health they aren’t sure what it means. Some people think of scary depictions of serial killers, school shootings or the oft-publicized celebrity breakdowns. But mental health isn’t having a mental disorder. Mental health is how we deal with any problem in our lives. We all have different issues to cope with. Whether it’s stress from school, a mental disorder or developmental disability we need to find what works best to lead a healthy life.

This introductory Chapter covers:

  • Mental Health Statistics for High School and College Students
  • Healthy and Unhealthy coping mechanisms
  • How to tell if you have a mental disorder
  • Definitions of mental disorders
  • Inspiration to seek help