Many myths about mental illness endure …


Although the treatment of mental illness has advanced, society’s thinking about this subject has not advanced much. There are many myths about mental illness and all the people that endure it:

MYTHS

That mental illness and mental retardation are one and the same.
That recovery from mental illness is impossible.
That a person suffering from a mental illness is a second rate worker.
That a person suffering from a a psychiatric disability cannot tolerate stress at work.
That these individuals are always unpredictable and  violent; when in actual fact, this might be true of only a few people who are not taking their prescribed medication.

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One thought on “Many myths about mental illness endure …

  1. Sybil Sadowsky

    Jill I have read all your blogs that appear on my screen and will continue to do so.. I think you are doing a great job of informing people about mental illness and how to deal with the mentally ill.
    We always did the best to our ability — Sybs S.

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