“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.