“What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, and more unashamed conversation.” Glenn Close
According to the Canadian Mental Health Association they list ten common myths. I am going to some posts about each of those myths.
Here is the list:
Myth # 1 – Mental illnesses aren’t real illnesses
Myth # 2 – Mental Illnesses will never affect me.
Myth # 3 – Mental Illnesses are just excuses for poor behaviour.
Myth # 4 – Bad parenting causes mental illnesses.
Myth # 5 – People with mental illnesses are violent and dangerous.
Myth # 6 – People don’t recover from mental illnesses.
Myth # 7 – People who experience mental illnesses are weak and can’t handle stress.
Myth # 8 – People who experience mental illnesses can’t work.
Myth # 9 – Kids can’t have a mental illness like depression. Those are adult problems.
Myth # 10 – Everyone gets depressed as they grow older. It’s just part of the aging process.
Over the course of looking into the facts about each and every myth let’s have a conversation about mental illnesses and the myths that are floating around the subject.
So dear reader along with this series I am still looking into the Suicide Myths. I hope you will join the conversation!