Illnesses we support

Learn about some of the illnesses that Victoria House is funded to support.

Victoria House is funded to provide support for three major mental illnesses:

Schizophrenia: A common type of psychosis, characterized by abnormalities in perception, content of thought, thought processes (hallucinations and delusions), and by extensive withdrawal of interest from other people and the outside world.

Bipolar disorder: A mental illness in which a person’s mood can swing dramatically from deep depression to intense highs or “mania.” In fact, the disease is often referred to as “manic depression.”

Major depression: (also known as clinical depression) is a mental disorder characterized by an all-encompassing low mood accompanied by low self-esteem and by loss of interest or pleasure in normally enjoyable activities.

We can provide additional support or referrals for people who experience:

Alcohol or drug problems: Substance abuse — including alcohol, illegal drugs, and prescription drugs — can induce symptoms which resemble mental illness. In some cases these substance-induced disorders can persist long after detoxification.

Mild to moderate depression: Depression can refer to a wide variety of abnormal variations in an individual’s mood. Individuals with mood disorders experience extremes of emotions, for example sadness, that are higher in intensity and longer in duration than normal.

Anxiety disorders: Anxiety disorders are often debilitating chronic conditions, characterized by unpleasant feelings of uneasiness, apprehension, fear, or worry.

Borderline personality disorder (BPD): BPD is a personality disorder described as a prolonged disturbance of personality function, characterized by depth and variability of moods.

Brain injuries: Serious brain injuries often create long-term impairment or disability. Likely disabilities include neurocognitive deficits, delusions, speech or movement problems, mental handicap, and personality changes.

If you have questions about our services or about illnesses not listed here, please contact us for more information.

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