Debunking the Myth of Violence and Mental Illness — AFSPBy Michael J. Bohn, MD , May 24, When we think of our health, many of us think of our bodies — our organs, muscles and such. Much of us doing well and feeling well is due to the healthy functioning of our brain and mental abilities. Taking care of our mental health and seeking treatment for disorders that can affect our mental health is critical to maintaining our overall health. About one in five U.
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Myths About Mental Illness
March 7, — The recent tragic event in Parkland, Florida has opened up important conversations about violence in our nation. One topic that continues to come up is mental illness and the need for mental health resources. We hear it in media and we hear it in informal conversation. While it is certainly true that we must work toward greater access and quality of mental health care in the U. What do they mean? Some people assume that anyone who would commit an act of mass violence must be disturbed and therefore mentally ill; paired with this idea is the assumption that anyone with the intent of killing others must also be suicidal.
and to begin treating people with mental illnesses with respect and dignity. Here are some common myths and facts about mental health: Myth: There's no hope.
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7 MYTHS You Still Believe About Mental Illness
In crisis? Mental illnesses affect everyone in some way. We all likely know someone who has experienced a mental illness at some point. Yet there are still many hurtful attitudes around mental illnesses that fuel stigma and discrimination and make it harder to reach out for help. Fact: The words we use to describe mental illnesses have changed greatly over time. Fact : All of us will be affected by mental illnesses. Researchers estimate that as many as one in five Canadians will experience a mental health problem or illness in any given year.