The text on this site has been written and peer-reviewed by specialists from the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) at the Children's Hospital in Sheffield, therefore it should be medically correct.
But remember to use it as a starting point and guidance only. Please don't read information on a particular topic and jump to conclusions about your own or your friend's mental health. It's also important to remember that symptoms you read about on the site may be down to physical causes, and may not be psychological at all.
If you have any questions whatsoever, please talk to an adult you trust and make an appointment to talk things through with your GP, who will know whether to pass you or your friend on to someone with more specialist skills.
It's not easy to write about these complex issues in a way secondary school-aged children can understand. We have tried to give enough information to be useful, and to be engaging. But we acknowledge not everyone will agree with our approach. If you do have any comments to make, we'd love to hear from you.
We've suggested a range of useful sites to follow up topics covered on this site in more detail. We haven't been through these external sites with a fine toothed-comb, so can't be held responsible for all their content.