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7 Things I Wish People Knew About Mental Illness

7 Things I Wish People Knew About Mental Illness

Many people suffer from mental illness. It is fairly common however there are still a lot of myths related to mental illness.  This infographic can give you a good view on some myths and facts.

Many people suffer from mental illness. It is fairly common however there are still a lot of myths related to mental illness. This infographic can give you a good view on some myths and facts.

Bipolar, mental illness, depression..... meds. Mental health is an issue that needs to end. End it at http://www.fuzeus.com

Bipolar, mental illness, depression..... meds. Mental health is an issue that needs to end. End it at http://www.fuzeus.com

Quote on mental health: Never give up on someone with a mental illness. When "I" is replaced by "We", Illness become wellness. -Shannon L.Alder www.HealthyPlace.com

Quote on mental health: Never give up on someone with a mental illness. When "I" is replaced by "We", Illness become wellness. -Shannon L.Alder www.HealthyPlace.com

Why doesn't anyone get this shit man. It's such a drag being around people who don't see these illnesses as a real problem.

Why doesn't anyone get this shit man. It's such a drag being around people who don't see these illnesses as a real problem.

Here’s a collection of insightful tips for people with a mental illness. These…

30 Tips for People With a Mental Illness from Those Who Have Been There

Here’s a collection of insightful tips for people with a mental illness. These…

I do bullet point 2, 3, 4, and 5. I've never hyperventilated unless it was a panic attack

I do bullet point 2, 3, 4, and 5. I've never hyperventilated unless it was a panic attack

Quote on mental health: Mental illness is the only disease that can make you deny its own existence. Certainly the idea that the brain can deny its own illness is a frightening thought. -Natasha Tracy.  www.HealthyPlace.com

Quote on mental health: Mental illness is the only disease that can make you deny its own existence. Certainly the idea that the brain can deny its own illness is a frightening thought. -Natasha Tracy. www.HealthyPlace.com

I relate to all of these so deeply.  Especially feeling like I'll never be able to function like other people my age, and feeling like I'm lazy even though it's depression/anxiety.

I relate to all of these so deeply. Especially feeling like I'll never be able to function like other people my age, and feeling like I'm lazy even though it's depression/anxiety.

People do not understand that mental illnesses, such as depression, are actual chemical imbalances in your body. They are not brought on by choice.

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People do not understand that mental illnesses, such as depression, are actual chemical imbalances in your body. They are not brought on by choice.

It's not a choice. If it was we wouldn't be suffering like this.  [Please change description if you repin]

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It's not a choice. If it was we wouldn't be suffering like this. [Please change description if you repin]

It is a personal goal of mine to eliminate the stigma that surrounds MENTAL HEALTH disorders. Spread the word and share your story. MUCH LOVE, M

It is a personal goal of mine to eliminate the stigma that surrounds MENTAL HEALTH disorders. Spread the word and share your story. MUCH LOVE, M

Labeling: Mental illness is definitely something labeled in society. Sometimes people refer to individuals with mental illness as being "mentally retarded" or "psycho." People may label these individuals as "less of a person" than a person without a mental illness. These labels go on and on, like things such as "crazy", "mad", "stupid", etc. People may also consider these individuals as a danger to society if they are not medicated, hospitalized, or are in public without proper supervision.

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Labeling: Mental illness is definitely something labeled in society. Sometimes people refer to individuals with mental illness as being "mentally retarded" or "psycho." People may label these individuals as "less of a person" than a person without a mental illness. These labels go on and on, like things such as "crazy", "mad", "stupid", etc. People may also consider these individuals as a danger to society if they are not medicated, hospitalized, or are in public without proper supervision.

Went out to dinner with co-workers and they reminded me that a certain person sometimes has a hard time managing their mental issues.  Made me look at the situation differently.  I just need to be more aware of certain peoples behavior and know some of it is due to their illness.

Went out to dinner with co-workers and they reminded me that a certain person sometimes has a hard time managing their mental issues. Made me look at the situation differently. I just need to be more aware of certain peoples behavior and know some of it is due to their illness.

This is true though...I think, "Tomorrow's Saturday." when I'm sitting in orchestra even though orchestra is only on Monday. -Belle

This is true though...I think, "Tomorrow's Saturday." when I'm sitting in orchestra even though orchestra is only on Monday. -Belle

"The only thing more exhausting than having a mental illness is pretending like you don't "

"The only thing more exhausting than having a mental illness is pretending like you don't "