Mental illness is a kind of disorder that can affect any age, race religion, or gender. There are more than 200 forms of mental illness. Some of the most common are depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, dementia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and anxiety disorders. There are several causes of mental illness, such as, brain damage, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, environmental stresses, genetic factors, biochemical imbalances, or a combination of these (VailPlace, 2007). Even though mental illnesses cannot be completely cured, they can be kept under control with regular doctor visits and the right medication.