Key contacts
Khalid Iqbal: kiqbal@icnarelief.org
(Administrative Director)

Emergency Numbers
313 366 6800

Mental health is the emotional, psychological, social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of live, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.

PositiveNegative
Realize full potentialLow self-esteem
Able to overcome stressors of lifeNot able to overcome life stressors adequately
Work productivelyDistrustful of others and themselves
Make positive contributions to their communityDifficulty maintaining relationships

There are many causes that may trigger mental illnesses. Life experiences, such as trauma or a history of abuse, biological factors, such as genes or chemical imbalances in your brain, and family history of mental health problems are possible causes that can bring distress in a person’s life.

Types of mental illness, but are not limited to:

  • Mood disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD)
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Substance abuse disorders
  • Co-occurring mental/substance abuse disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Suicidal behavior

Symptoms, but are not limited to:

  • Sadness
  • Tiredness
  • Loss of motivation
  • Irritability
  • Anger
  • Hopeless/helpless
  • Addictions
  • Cutting/biting
  • Constant fighting
  • Changes in appetite
  • Mood swings

If you or anyone you know is going through a difficult time, it is very crucial to take care of one’s health and sustain strong ties with the community. Seeking counseling and/or therapy can provide a pathway to resolve their issue. Talking to someone who is willing to listen can provide encouragement to progress in life.