3 Ways to Help/Harm Someone with Mental Illness

I love this. So many people want to help and don’t know how and like you said, those that suffer often don’t have the energy to teach. Then there are those that just don’t get it…what a great way to explain their ignorance! Thanks!

As an individual who has struggled (and still struggles) through major bouts of depression and anxiety, I can say that there is one issue with Mental Health that always needs to be addressed. That issue just so happens to Mental Health Awareness/Education. I believe that Mental Health is a polarizing topic that divides people into one of three groups:

  1. The Ill
    • This person is the one actively dealing with the Mental Health issue. Mental Health America states that there are over 200 forms of mental illness on record. It is also categorized that at least 18% of the American population deals with some sort of Anxiety disorder on a normal basis (National Alliance on Mental Illness). NAMI also states that somewhere between 6-7% of adults deal with severe depression daily. Safe to say that this is an issue that has huge implications and even greater devastation in theā€¦

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