Some of the most comforting words in the universe are 'me too'. That moment when you find out that your struggle is also someone else's struggle, that you're not alone, and that others have been down the same road.
"Today I refuse to stress myself out over things I can't control and change".
Major Concepts of Mental Health/Illness:
A mental illness is a health condition arising from changes in usual brain functioning causing substantial difficulty in functioning
Mental illnesses have complex causes that include a biological basis and are therefore not different from other illness
As with all illness, the sooner people obtain effective treatment for mental illness, the better their outcomes
The exact cause of mental illnesses is not yet known, but complex interactions between a person's biology and their environment are involved
Like illnesses that affect other parts of the body, mental illnesses are treatable
Mental illnesses can affect all areas of a person's life
Getting help early increases the chances a person will make full recovery from mental illness
Mental Health is just as important as Physical Health
Some Common Myths of MH:
Myth: Talking about MH will make it worse. Fact: Admitting that you have problem and discussing your feelings is the first step to overcoming your problems. Myth: Real men don't cry. Fact: Crying is a healthy response and men cry just like every one else (not crying is a unhealthy response) Myth: People with mental illness are violent and dangerous. Fact: People with mental illness are no more violent than the rest of the population. People with mental illness are more likely to be a victim of violence.
Myth: People with mental illness are weak and should just snap out of it. Fact: Mental illness is not a weakness, it's a serious health disorder that requires professional treatment.
Myth: Mental illness only happens to certain people "not me". Fact: Mental illness can happen to anyone.
"Don't ever let them pull you down so low as to hate them". -Booker T. Washington