Overlapping Behavioral Characteristics & Related Mental Health Diagnoses in Children -- this is a GREAT chart for parents who are trying to figure out what actions of their kiddo is what part of mental health (many parents have children with multiple diagnoses and are trying to figure out "is this behavior the ADHD or the anxiety?, etc."
100 must-read books about mental illness. "May is Mental Health Awareness Month and a great time to explore the many writers who write on diverse topics related to mental health and mental illness. The following list contains fiction, graphic novels, nonfiction, memoirs, biographies, and more, all books that broaden our understanding of mental illness from first hand and second hand experiences."
Become aware. The US National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) estimates that about 1 in 4 American adults suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in any given year, with nearly 6% suffering serious disabilities as a result.
EXACTLY, don't forget it..... PARENTS PLEASE TEACH YOUR CHILDREN there are a lot of people and children that are disabled, may have a different appearance or not be able to speak well, etc. PLEASE TEACH YOUR CHILDREN THAT THIS COULD HAVE HAPPENED TO ANYONE and is very common and TEACH KINDNESS. Many of these folks are "normal" trapped in an abnormal body. Not their fault at all.
I should just start sending this to people when they ask me what The symptoms of ADHD are / what it's like to have it / how it affects my life. This is me in a nutshell. Makes you wonder how much of my personality is my actual personality and how much is from the disorder... Or is it my personality because the disorder makes me who I am... This is a Q for psych majors...