If the world were honest about mental health, we'd say that mental illness isn't the issue: our treatment of mental illness is.
physical illness vs. mental illness
Stigma - compare responses for mental health or physical health issues
Stop the stigma of mental illness. | Inspirational Quotations and Motivational Sayings and Words
People do not understand that mental illnesses, such as depression, are actual chemical imbalances in your body. They are not brought on by choice.
Understanding what recovery actually means
Most of my friends don't know anything about this side of me, but it's fucking scary and the sense of hopelessness is sometimes overwhelming.
It's not attention seeking. Doing it in a healthy, positive way that the person is comfortable with helps to get rid of the stigma and, most importantly, helps the person going through that
1 in 5 people will suffer from depression, anxiety, anorexia, or other mental illness in their lifetime.
If you're on drugs for your mental illness, there's nothing wrong with that. Meds are like glasses for your brain.