Those who are suffering from mental illnesses need our help in eliminating the stigma surrounding their disorders.
Do any of these statements sound familiar?
- "People with psychological disorders are often violent and dangerous.”
- "People with psychological disorders behave in bizarre ways and are different from normal people."
- "Psychological disorders are incurable."
“We teach our kids the importance of good dental care, proper nutrition, and financial responsibility. How many of us teach our children to monitor their own brain health, or know how to do it ourselves?” ― Sue Klebold, A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy
Sue Klebold, mother of Columbine shooter, Dylan Klebold, is a prime example as to how YOU can make a difference in a child's life before it is too late. With knowing the caution signs of mental disorders, you can protect a child from subduing to the effects of a mental illness. The issue of the shame and weakness revolving mental illness is not only prevalent within our homes but also our educational institutions.
Mental disorders will not be taken lightly no longer.
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) are both organizations whom also strive to provide individuals with the support and education they are longing such as finding a therapist or efficient treatment that works best for them. These organizations supply the public with a variety of tips for those individuals who are struggling with anxiety and stress as well.
Regularly stressed or anxious? Scroll below to discover ways to alleviate your tension quickly.
There are many tips as to how to be rid of your anxiety including but not limited to getting enough sleep or eating well-balanced meals.
Many of our legendary stars, such as Robin Williams, battle with or have battled mental health disorders.
Watch this video below to understand the impact mental illnesses may have even on our most famous celebrities. Help change how this matter is perceived into a more positive light.
With your help we can eliminate the quiet conversation surrounding mental disorders and protect those we love. It is only a matter of time.