What does it mean to have a mental illness?

BrainsMental illness is not exactly a disability, but some people treat it as such. Some are counted as disabilities., but It’s a mental struggle for people that have it. Sometimes it holds them back from doing the things they love or need to to do. It also might make a person avoid loved ones, going outside, or just doing the things that used to be normal for them. Sometimes counseling or medication can help get the person(s) to a better place with their mental illness – sometimes they just won’t get help. It varies on the person and is hard for some people to understand because they may not have the same chemical components in their brain.