Myths About Mental Illness # 2

“What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, and more unashamed conversation.” Glenn Close

Myth # 2 – Mental Illnesses will never affect me.

According to The Canadian Mental Health Association (CAMH) one in five Canadians will experience a mental health problem or illness.

If I am remembering correctly the first real dealing with mental illness in my immediate family is my aunt. She was diagnosed with schizophrenia. The next was with myself when I started experiencing panic attacks, then an attempted suicide.

So dear reader mental illness can attack any person, regardless of race, nationality, financial status, gender, and age.

11 thoughts on “Myths About Mental Illness # 2

  1. I never knew the stats were 1 in 5. This is alarming to me actually. It scares me to think what these numbers may look like after our current pandemic. I do believe this will raise those numbers quite a bit.

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      1. This signs are getting easier to spot as the stresses continue throughout December. Christmas is always a stressful time for so many but this year… I just hope people can show some compassion to others this holiday season to help each other get through a tough one!

        Hope you’re doing well and staying safe Dwain!

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