Myths About Mental Illness # 2

“What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, and more unashamed conversation.” Glenn Close


Myth # 2 – Mental Illnesses will never affect me.

According to The Canadian Mental Health Association (CAMH) one in five Canadians will experience a mental health problem or illness.

If I am remembering correctly the first real dealing with mental illness in my immediate family is my aunt. She was diagnosed with schizophrenia. The next was with myself when I started experiencing panic attacks, then an attempted suicide.

So dear reader mental illness can attack any person, regardless of race, nationality, financial status, gender, and age.

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  1. SUDARSHAN PALIWAL

    Very informative keep posting 👍

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    1. rts – Facing the Challenges of Mental Health

      Thank you so much and for your vote of confidence!

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      1. SUDARSHAN PALIWAL

        Pleasure is all mine 😇
        Keep posting this type of post

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  2. ashleyleia

    So true.

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  3. Halbarbera

    Interesting…I think it may be 1 in 3 for DC politicians!

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  4. Angie

    I never knew the stats were 1 in 5. This is alarming to me actually. It scares me to think what these numbers may look like after our current pandemic. I do believe this will raise those numbers quite a bit.

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    1. rts – Facing the Challenges of Mental Health

      Angie, I did not know the stats either until I started to do some searching on the subject. Last year I found out that my own daughter suffers with OCD. So, 1in 5 people that you meet during the day could be suffering with a mental illness.

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      1. Angie

        This signs are getting easier to spot as the stresses continue throughout December. Christmas is always a stressful time for so many but this year… I just hope people can show some compassion to others this holiday season to help each other get through a tough one!

        Hope you’re doing well and staying safe Dwain!

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        1. rts – Facing the Challenges of Mental Health

          Thank you Angie! I am going to write posts about my journey to hip surgery. Yesterday was day one.

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          1. Angie

            I knew it was getting closer! I look forward to hearing about your journey. You’ll be in my thoughts for sure. Stay well 🙂

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            1. rts – Facing the Challenges of Mental Health

              Thank you Angie!

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