Understanding Mental Health Problems

SAMH Publications

Understanding Anger

This publication explains anger, giving practical suggestions for what you can do and where you can go for support. It also includes advice for friends and family.

Understanding Anxiety

This guide looks into the causes of anxiety, its effects and what to do to reduce it to a manageable level.

Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder

This resource explains borderline personality disorder, also known as emotionally unstable personality disorder including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support.

Understanding Depression

This resource describes the symptoms of depression and the different kinds of treatment available.It also looks as ways that you can help yourself, and what family and

friends can do.

Understanding Eating Problems

This resource explains eating problems, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. It includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.

Understanding Mental Health Problems

This booklet is for anyone who experiences problems with their mental health. It explains what mental health problems are, what may cause them, and the many different kinds

of treatment and services that are available.

Understanding Psychosis

This booklet explains what psychosis is, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support.

Understanding postnatal depression and perinatal mental health

This publication explains postnatal depression and other perinatal mental health issues, including possible causes, sources of treatment and support, and advice for friends and family.

Understanding Self Harm

​Advice for anyone who self-harms, and their friends and family.

Understanding Stress

This resource explains what stress is, what might cause it and how it can affect you. It includes information about ways you can help yourself and how to get support.

Understanding Talking Therapies

This resource explains what talking therapies are, what happens during therapy, how to get the most from therapy and how to find a therapist.