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7 Things I Wish People Knew About Mental Illness

7 Things I Wish People Knew About Mental Illness

I love all of my friends and family who have been there supporting me though my eating disorder ,Bdd and horrible anxiety issues

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.

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.

Sometimes there will be a negative association attached to a mental health challenge and that is called a stigma. These associations tend to just see the person as their disorder and not as an individual. This pin supports the end of using stigma to characterize individuals who are so much more than their disorder.

Sometimes there will be a negative association attached to a mental health challenge and that is called a stigma. These associations tend to just see the person as their disorder and not as an individual. This pin supports the end of using stigma to characterize individuals who are so much more than their disorder.

Quote on mental health: My recovery must come first so that everything I love in life does not have come last. www.HealthyPlace.com

Quote on mental health: My recovery must come first so that everything I love in life does not have come last. 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

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 hate when people say there mood is so bipolar. You have no idea what you are talking about.  It is a chronic mental illness that is beyond difficult to deal with at times! ~ Bipolar & all mental illnesses are not anyone's fault.  They cannot control it.  You can just live with it as best you can.

I hate when people say there mood is so bipolar. You have no idea what you are talking about. It is a chronic mental illness that is beyond difficult to deal with at times! ~ Bipolar & all mental illnesses are not anyone's fault. They cannot control it. You can just live with it as best you can.

Emma Thomson & JK Rowling: "All I could do was write." However, if they could write planned, coherent BOOKS, they weren't in the depths of depression.

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Emma Thomson & JK Rowling: "All I could do was write." However, if they could write planned, coherent BOOKS, they weren't in the depths of depression.