As the rates of depression, anxiety and mental illness diagnoses in the UK rise, awareness hopefully does too.

Stigmasurrounding poor mental remains rife and we need nationwide events like 'Mental Health Awareness' week now, more than ever.

Despite all the fantastic work people are doing, misunderstanding surrounding mental illness still persists and cannot be ignored.

If you have not experienced any symptoms yourself, it can be hard to understand or to know how to help.

So it's vital for people to hear the experiences and advice of those actually suffering from mental illness.

Which is why measures like this Reddit thread are so important - the thread anonymously asks: "What do you want people to understand about mental illness?"

Here are some enlightening answers about nine of the most common mental health disorders...

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