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Myth or fact: Mental Health

Let’s bust some Mental Health myths together! Can you spot the false statements?

1. “Mental illnesses are uncommon”

a. Myth

b. Fact

2. “There are many factors that lead to someone developing a mental disorder including stress, genetics, standard of living”

a. Myth

b. Fact

3. “Some mental illnesses are short-term and go away with time”

a. Myth

b. Fact

4. “Everyone who suffers from mental illness has to live in a mental hospital/asylum”

a. Myth

b. Fact

5. “A lot of people are hesitant to get their mental illness treated due to the stigmas attached to it”

a. Myth

b. Fact

6. “Everyone with a mental illness is violent”

a. Myth

b. Fact

7. “Mental is not anyone’s fault”

a. Myth

b. Fact

8. “People can recover from mental health through merely thinking positively”

a. Myth

b. Fact

9. “People with mental illness are weak and unable to work”

a. Myth

b. Fact

10. “Children can also suffer from mental illness but it is difficult to detect because of different symptoms than adults”

a. Myth

b. Fact

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