As it is Mental Health Awareness Week, we thought we would provide some quick myths and facts surrounding an often misunderstood area of health.
1. Question: Does schizophrenia mean split personality?
Answer: Schizophrenia means disordered thinking
2. Question: Is mental illness rare?
Answer: 1 – 4 people in the UK are diagnosed with Mental illness each year
3. Question: People with Mental Illness cannot return to work
Answer: Many people who suffer from mental illness can and do return to work
4. Question: If I live in a poor area will I get Mental illness
Answer: If you are Mentally Ill then you are more like to live in a poor area
5. Question: Mentally Ill people are dangerous and unpredictable
Answer: Mentally ill are more likely to be a victim of violence
- The majority of patients admitted to hospital are admitted because they are a risk to themselves.
- Most violent crimes are committed by people who are not mentally ill.
- You have a better chance of winning the lottery than being killed by someone with mental illness
- Suicide is the biggest killer of males under 45 and 90% of those are reckoned to have mental health problems
- Mental Illness can effect anyone at any age.
Mental illness in most cases is treatable. Just like physical health problems, if you seek medical advice sooner then there is a better chance you will get better.
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