MENTAL HEALTH: MYTHS AND FACT

Myths  about mental health.

Mental health is a level of psychological well-being and psychological state of mind of someone who is functioning at a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioral adjustment.

Myth: children don’t experience mental health issues.

Fact: even very young children me show early warning signs of mental health issues.

Myth: People with mental health challenges  are violent and unpredictable.

Fact: The vast majority of people with mental health challenges  are not violent. Sometimes, they are more likely to be victims of violent crime than the general population.

Myth: People with mental health needs, Even those managing their mental health illness cannot tolerate the stress of holding down a job.

Fact: people with mental health needs  are just as productive as other employees.

Myth: there is no hope for people with mental health challenges.

Fact: People with mental health challenges  get better and many recover  completely with the help of treatment services and support systems.

Myth: It is impossible to prevent mental illnesses.

Fact: Prevention of mental illnesses,, emotional and behavioral disorders focus on addressing known risk factors and also promoting the socio-emotional well-being of children or adults.

Know someone with a  mental health challenge? Talk to them about you’re their well-being, Listen carefully to what they tell you, Be observant, offer them help or encourage them in seeking professional support.

Sharing a problem is often the first step to recovery. If your mental or emotional state quickly gets worse or you’re worried about someone you know – help is available.

Call Healthboxes on 09091111129 or 08097560000 to talk, book an appointment with a specialist for various treatments, counseling and other talking treatments for your loved ones.

References

https://www.mentalhealth.gov/basics/mental-health-myths-facts

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mental_health

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/supporting-someone-mental-health-problem

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