Mental Health Is Just as Important

Mental Health Is Just as Important (Live Life Happy)

May is Mental Health Month, it was started 67 years ago to raise awareness about mental health conditions and the importance of good mental health for everyone.  One of the biggest hurdles for anyone suffering from mental illness is overcoming the stigma.  It is the number one reason why two-thirds of those living with a mental illness do not seek help. Break the stigma.  Expressions like “You’ll get over it” and “Just relax” can minimize how a person is feeling. Instead offer your support.

Mental and emotional well being is imperative for us to live a happy and health life. Let's not underestimate how pernicious mental and emotional instability can be - be mindful of and that may need help!

Mental health stigma quote - I am the same person I was before you found out I have a mental disorder.

Mental health stigma quote: I am the same person I was before you found out I have a mental disorder. Why do we treat people different when they have a mental illness than when they have any other illness?

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If you are an anxiety sufferer, then it’s likely that you suffer from a variety of intrusive thoughts which can really ruin your day.

STIGMA erodes confidence that mental illnesses are real, treatable health conditions. We have allowed stigma to erect barriers around effective treatment and recovery. It is time to take those barriers down!

Stigma erodes confidence that mental illnesses are real, treatable health condition. We have allowed stigma to erect barriers around effective treatment and recovery. It is time to take those barriers down.

Quote on mental health: Mental illness is the only disease that can make you deny its own existence. Certainly the idea that the brain can deny its own illness is a frightening thought. -Natasha Tracy.  www.HealthyPlace.com

Quote on mental health: Mental illness is the only disease that can make you deny its own existence. Certainly the idea that the brain can deny its own illness is a frightening thought. -Natasha Tracy - denial and Dissociative Identity Disorder

I'm not sure about all of these.. Because I am bipolar.. And I do have OCD.. As well as panic attacks.. And when something scares me enough that I feel like I might have a panic attack I will say so.. As well as if I am being a little too obsessive about things.. The bipolar I can understand.. I tell people I am low..

Anxiety and Depression 101

I hate it when people use mental disorders as adjectives, especially the bipolar one. My mom actually does have bipolar, we both have OCD, and I do get panic attacks.a lot. Mental disorders are not something to joke about, ever!

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