Today I am posting a couple facts about mental health and mental illness, brought to you by MentalHealth.gov
The majority of people with a mental illness are not any more likely to be violent then someone without mental illness. People with severe mental illnesses are actually 10 times more likely to be the VICTIM of a violent crime.
1 in 5 Adults experience mental health issues. 1 in 10 young people experience a time of severe depression. 1 in 25 people live with a severe mental illness like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or major depression.
What this means:
These facts VS the stigma surrounding mental health is completely unbalanced. I mean, 1 in 25 people? Thats 4 in every 100 people that could possibly have something as severe as schizophrenia, not to mention the 1 in every 5 adults that experience some form of mental health issues.
So why is it that people imagine this:
Whenever anything Mental related is mentioned?!
Times are changing and bringing people into the circle and into the awareness will definitely change the perspectives. Staying silent doesnt help. Speak out. Speak loud.
Thanks for reading,