Mental Illness:

is it all in your head?

What exactly is a mental illness?

A mental illness is a medical condition that affects a person's mood, feelings, and their ability to function daily.

Should we take mental illnesses seriously?

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As seen above, mental illnesses are a very serious problem. It affects people of all ages, ethnicities, and genders.

Can you just "get over" a mental illness?

Mental illnesses do not only affect a person's mental state, but they may cause some physical problems too. For example: People with a diagnosed mental illness live an average of 51 years, as opposed to someone without a mental illness who lives an average of 76 years.

Mental illnesses can be detrimental to a person's health, it is so important to take them seriously. One person's support can literally mean the difference between life and death for someone who suffers from a mental illness.