A-Z: Causes of Mental Ill Health

Mental ill health can have a wide range of causes and for some a multiple of factors could result in a long period of mental health issues.

A

  • Abuse
  • Alcohol and drug misuse

B

  • Bereavement
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Bullying

C

  • Childhood abuse, trauma or neglect

D

  • Depression
  • Discrimination in your personal or professional life
  • Domestic abuse victim

E

  • Eating problems

F

  • Financial instability – low income, debt

O

  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Overburdened

P

  • Physical injuries
  • Phobias
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

S

  • Schizophrenia
  • Social isolation / loneliness
  • Stress