‘Of all the things I’ve lost during my life-time, I miss the loss of my mind the most.’ – said by a patient suffering from chronic schizophrenia.
When over 500 adults were surveyed, one quarter felt that people suffering from a mental illness was less intelligent than the rest of us. This is incorrect.
Forty-two percent felt that being treated for a mental illness was a sign of failure. This is incorrect too.
Even doctors are reluctant to receive psychiatric help for fear of losing patients as this means failure. This reminds me of a quote by Oscar Wilde:- ‘Give man a mask and he will tell you the truth.”
Contentment is our greatest wealth, faithfulness is the best relationship we can have but HEALTH IS OUR GREATEST GIFT.