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Aware Yourself!

Did you know, 1 in 4 adults experience mental illness in a given year. Mental illness is a disorder of the brain. Like any other part of our body, the brain changes over time. The stigma attached with mental illness prevents many of us from getting the help we deserve, along with proper diagnosis and treatment. Your refusal to ask for help can lead to isolation, reduced quality of life, and even suicide. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that mental health affects 26.2 percent of adults in any given year.

Aware yourself by avoiding the myths and embracing the facts listed below.

Myth: Mental is a sign of weakness

Fact: A mental illness is not caused by a personal weakness nor can it be cured by positive thinking or willpower. Proper treatment is needed.

Myth: People with mental illness never get better.

Fact: For some people mental illness may be a lifelong condition but, proper treatment enables many people with a mental illness to lead fulfilling and productive lives.

Aware yourself, so you can help yourself live a healthy life!