Friday, June 13, 2008

Top 10 Myths of Mental Illness

I really like this article at Psych Central by John Grohol. I like most of what he writes and this was especially good.

The article talks about the top 10 myths about mental illness, and I think it's quite bang on. There are a lot of misconceptions about mental illness (and mental health) out there. And really, there is still a huge amount of stigma attached to being mentally ill as opposed to physically ill. A huge stigma. You just don't talk about your relative in the psych ward the way you talk about your relative on the cancer ward.

In any case, it's worth a read.

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