When we experience mental health problems, and seek help from a doctor, psychiatrist or other health
professional, we are likely to be given a diagnosis. This has important consequences, both positive and negative.
This short guide has been produced by Mental Health Euope to help those of us who are given a diagnosis, and those closest to us, to be better informed. We hope it will encourage more meaningful discussions with health care professionals and improve the quality of the help and support on offer. We also hope that it will encourage a much wider debate about how we think about mental health in society at large.