What Everyone Ought To Know About Mental Illness

By: Justine Smith, New Media/Web Content Coordinator

May is Mental Health Month, promoting the importance of overall wellness with the theme “Mind Your Health.” The focus, though, remains on mental health.

In our nation, as much as these complex topics are discussed, mental health and mental illness are sometimes truly misunderstood.

This misunderstanding is one of the main reasons stigma can surround mental illness. In honor of Mental Health month, here are some of the best visual representations and quotes about mental health we found. Share yours in the comment section below!

If phyical ailments were treated like mental illness graphic

Source “If physical ailments were treated like mental illness”

8 comments on “What Everyone Ought To Know About Mental Illness

  1. OhTemp says:

    Reblogged this on <a href="http://insideabipolarhead.wordpress.com/2014/05/28/what-everyone-ought-to-know-about-mental-illness/&quot; rel="nofollow">Bipolar, Unemployed, and Lost</a> and commented:
    Loved this!

    1. depaulorg says:

      Thanks so much!

  2. Amy Gamble says:

    So true. I have often felt misunderstood and I recognized that talking and writing about mental illness is the only way to help others understand.

    1. depaulorg says:

      It's true, Amy. Just simply talking can be all it takes to get a real conversation going.

  3. Cause says:

    Reblogged this on <a href="http://causecatyljan.com/2014/05/28/what-everyone-ought-to-know-about-mental-illness/&quot; rel="nofollow">In the Garden of the Cyclothymes</a>.

  4. glenn2point0 says:

    Reblogged this on <a href="http://glenn2point0.wordpress.com/2014/05/29/what-everyone-ought-to-know-about-mental-illness/&quot; rel="nofollow">glenn2point0</a> and commented:
    Some things to think about mental illness

  5. glenn2point0 says:

    HI there, I just reblogged this.

    1. depaulorg says:

      Awesome! Thanks so much!

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