#EndTheStigma: Mental Illnesses

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Below are some misconceptions for mental illnesses…

 

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Depression:

The person is just weak.

 

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Bipolar:

The person is just excessively emotional, even violent.

 

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OCD:

The person is just a perfectionist.

 

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PTSD:

The person just needs to ‘get over it’.

 

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Schizophrenia:

The person is just plain crazy.

 

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ADHD:

The person is just hyper.

 

 

 

It’s time to openly discuss mental illness.

It is not ‘made up’.

These conditions are REAL and should be taken seriously.

 

Stigma can keep people from seeking help.

 

Let’s #EndTheStigma around mental health!

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