There is a plethora of misconceptions and misinformation when it comes to mental illness. After all, these are diseases we can’t see, how are we then to believe someone when they say they are suffering? No bones are broken, the body isn’t visibly suffering, the symptoms are invisible, leaving us to play the ‘he said, she said’ game. The best way to combat this is to educate ourselves. A few minutes on the web, an in-depth book on the subject, the first-hand account of someone we know – all of these amount to personal knowledge and the more we know, the more compassion we have, and the more compassion we have, the better we can help each other.
Crisis Text Line – text 741-741; http://www.crisistextline.org
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 800-273-8255
National Alliance Mental Illness – 800-950-6264
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