MENTAL HEALTH: MYTH verses FACT

LACK OF WILL POWER.

MENTAL ILLNESS IS NOT A REAL ILLNESS. It is not a disease.

IT IS A WEAKNESS.

YOU WILL BE “DRUGGED UP” AND NEVER BE THE SAME.

THEY WILL EXPERIMENT ON YOU AND WILL NOT TELL YOU.

ALL PEOPLE WIT MENTAL ILLNESS ARE VIOLENT.

PEOPLE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS CAN NOT WORK.

PEOPLE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS CAN NOT LIVE INDEPENDENTLY

FACT

Mental illness is a real disease.

Individuals diagnosed with a mental illness has the right to agree or disagree with prescribed medication. 

Not all people with mental illnesses are violent. 

Because an individual is diagnosed with a mental illness does not necessary eliminate that person from working.  

Being diagnosed with a mental illness does not necessarily prohibit that person from living independently. 

 

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