Is mental illness a fact or fiction?
Do you have control over your mental health?
Are you or someone you know who suffers from mental illness in denial?
One of the best and most effective ways to treat with mental illness is to make yourself aware of it. World Mental Health Day was celebrated on October 10, 2012 and this year’s theme was “Depression: A Global Crisis.” Are you suffering from depression? You may be surprised by the findings! Take the Depression Quizz in this article, learn the signs of depression and see if you or someone you know is suffering from depression. “To ignore the evidence, and hope that it cannot be true, is more an evidence of mental illness (William Blasé).”
Through ignorance many people have, knowingly or unknowingly, hurt and in some instances destroyed the lives of persons with mental illness and their families. And educational level was no filter against stigma and discrimination. In fact, one of the most surprising global discoveries made by the World Heath Organization (WHO) is that stigma against persons with mental illness was higher in urban areas and among people with higher levels of education. Surprising, huh!! So please educate yourself about mental illness, become a part of the solution and help end the stigma against persons with mental illness. Remember, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step ( Lao Tzu).”