Why Mental Health Issues Shouldn't be Disregarded

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Mental Illness Shouldn't Be Disregarded "The only shameful thing about mental illness is the stigma attached to it". Only 25% of people with mental health issues feel that people are caring and sympathetic towards their struggles, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). There are a wide variety of "mental illnesses" which can all affect a person in different ways, some issues can compound things and lead to feelings that the only option is to lash out at the world and make them feel the pain they feel inside, i.e. school shootings and homicides. While others feel the need to lash out on themselves instead. Instead of disregarding these issues, we must bring mental health issues out into the sunlight, deal with it, treat people, and have centers where people can get the necessary help they may need. Youth mental health in the United States is worsening because most Americans lack access to care for their needs. In a 5-year period, rates of severe youth depression have increased, 7.7% of youth have no access to health services which in result over 1.7 million youth with major depressive episodes did not receive the treatment they need to get through…show more content…
Mental health conditions go beyond emotional reactions and become something longer lasting. There are medical conditions that cause changes in how we think and feel and in our mood. They are not the result of personal weakness, lack of character or poor upbringing because things like mental illness can be seen in people in all societal classes. As a nation, we shouldn't ignore and disregard mental illness, instead we should bring more awareness to it and help our society's health. With knowledge and education, we can stop the stigma and start the healing process. Educating yourself with mental illness statistics and facts will help you to better understand the plight of those with these

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