Contributed by Denise Daub
Here’s Proof Mental Illness Is Not Someone’s Fault
by Lindsay Holmes – Healthy Living Editor, The Huffington Post
You wouldn’t tell someone with cancer to just “get over” their illness, so why aren’t people with mental health disorders afforded the same courtesy?
A common plague of mental health stigma is the idea that the disorders are a fallacy that’s “all in a person’s head.” In reality, mental illness is far from a person’s control, and only 25 percent of people with a mental illness feel like others are understanding or compassionate about their condition, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Thankfully, emerging research is starting to shatter the longtime misconception that mental illness is the sufferer’s own fault. Below are several scientific studies that suggest mental illnesses are a biological, physical condition.