Myths & Facts
1. Mental health issues don't affect me
Fact: Mental health problems are actually very common. In 2014 about One in five American adults experienced a mental health issues
2. Children don't experience mental health problems.
Fact: Even very young children may show early warning signs of mental health concerns. These mental health problems are often clinically diagnosable, and can be a product of the interaction of biological, psychological, and social factors.
3. People with mental health problems are violent and unpredictable
Fact: The vast majority of people with mental health problems are no more likely to be violent than anyone else.
4. Myth: People with mental health needs, even those who are managing their mental illness, cannot tolerate the stress of holding down a job
Facts: People with mental health problems are just as productive as other employees.
5. Myth: Personality weakness or character flaws cause mental health problems. People with mental health problems can snap out of it if they try hard enough
Fact: Mental health problems have nothing to do with being lazy or weak and many people need help to get better.
Signs of Self-Destructive Behavior
is a widely used phrase that conceptualizes certain kinds of destructive acts as belonging to the self.
When someone eats more than they are supposed too.
Nonsuicidal self-injury, often simply called self-injury, is the act of deliberately harming the surface of your own body, such as cutting or burning yourself. It's typically not meant as a suicide attempt.
Housing self-defeating mindsets
Serving to frustrate, thwart, etc., one's own intention or interests.
Failing to take action
Synonym: to leave completely and finally; forsake utterly; desert.
A negative energy imbalance that results when energy intake is less than energy that is expended.