If something seems wrong but you are not sure what it might mean then take a look here. We have different sections on specific symptoms and links to mental health information that should help you understand what is going on. Remember, if you are unsure, please seek the advice of your doctor or contact our advice and information line.
This section may help you if you hear voices, or if you know someone who does. Hearing voices is a very common experience. Hearing voices can be a symptom of some mental health problems, but not everyone that hears voices are unwell. This section looks at what it can be like to hear voices, why you might hear voices and how to cope with them.
Worried about your mental health? How to get treatment and support
This section explains how you can get help if you are worried about your mental health. It explains about options for treatment and support. Such as seeing your GP, talking therapy and self-help and support from charities. This section is for anyone worried about their mental health.
This section looks at what self-harm is and why you may self-harm. It could help if you are using self-harm to cope with how you’re feeling. Or if you are thinking about self-harming. It explains what support you can get and how to help yourself if you self-harm. This information is for people who self-harm and their friends, carers and relatives.
Negative thinking refers to a pattern of thinking negatively about yourself and your surroundings. Whilst everyone experiences negative thoughts now and again, negative thinking that seriously affects the way you think about yourself and the world and even interferes with work/study and everyday functioning could be a symptom of a mental illness.
Suicidal thoughts - How to cope
This section may help you if you are dealing with suicidal thoughts, feelings, or intentions. It has ideas you can try to help you. It explains how you can stay safe, and how you can get support. This information is for adults in England who are experiencing suicidal thoughts. It’s also for their loved ones, carers and anyone interested in the subject.
Racing thoughts refers to the rapid thought patterns that frequently occur in manic, hypomanic or mixed episodes. Racing thoughts are commonly associated with the mania in bipolar disorder and schizoaffective disorder, but are also often found in anxiety disorders such as OCD.