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Mental Ill-Health Facts and Myths

There are so many myths surrounding mental ill-health - here are just a few facts and myths to help you get a better understanding.


Myth

Mental health problems are rare.


Fact

Mental health problems affect 1 in 4 people.


Myth

People with mental ill-health aren't able to work.


Fact

We probably all work with someone suffering from mental ill-health problem.


Myth

Young people just go through ups and downs as part of puberty.


Fact

1 in 10 young people will experience mental ill-health.


Myth

People with mental ill-health are usually violent and unpredictable.


Fact

People with mental ill-health are more likely to be victims of violence.


Myth

People with mental ill-health do experience discrimination.


Fact

9 out 10 people with mental ill-health will experience stigma.


Myth

It is easy for young people to talk friends about their feelings.


Fact

3 in 4 young people fear the reactions of others if they share.


Original source: https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/youngpeople/myths-and-facts

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