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Mental health disorders can be debilitating. I've personally struggled with depression at different times in my life, and I know first hand how this stuff works. The good news is that mental health problems can often be managed. Sometimes it's nothing more than changing your diet and activity level.
Think about this 1/17 Americans live with Mental Illness. Is it You, some Family Members, Friends?? Especially, those who have hundreds - thousands of Facebook friends! We all would help if someone we knew had Cancer or in a cast unable to move...why is mental illness not approached in the the same light?
Infographic on Teen Mental Health. Unfortunately, Teen Screen has closed down. There are still resources for teens, though. CrisisChat.org is one such resource. Follow this pin to download handouts that can be distributed at schools, clubs, or wherever there are teenagers.
Mental illnesses are real!! I wish all of society would understand this, Mental Illness should be looked at just like having cancer or other medical illnesses. Mental illness is real and support is needed to promote better mental healthcare support throughout the country.