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It seems that Americans are in the midst of a raging epidemic of mental illness, at least as judged by the increase in the numbers treated for it. Are we learning to recognize and diagnose mental disorders that were always there? On the other hand, are we simply expanding the criteria for mental illness so that nearly everyone has one? And what about the drugs that are now the mainstay of treatment? Do they work? If they do, shouldn't we expect the prevalence of mental illness to be…

The High Price of the New Beijing

People make light of these disorders, but they don't understand what they're really like (myself included)

There's a BIG difference. View "What You Say About Mental Illness vs What You Actually Mean" and more funny posts on CollegeHumor

Huh...It's a slight possibility, but it's best for myself or anyone else to consult a therapist or any doctor in that medical department before freaking out

WAIT SO THIS IS A THING<<<Yeah I do it all the time.though I wasn't aware it was a sign of me having multiple mental disorders.

When we struggle with a mental illness, we often want to change what’s going on in our brain right now. But that’s not possible. The only thing to do is to accept what your brain is throwing at you and learn from it. But what is possible, is taking actions today that are going to make your brain better able to make healthy decisions in the future.

The only thing to do is to accept what your brain is throwing at you and learn from it. But what is possible, is taking actions today that are going to make your brain better able to make healthy decisions in the future.

So remind me again how OCD isn't really a problem and people are just pretending for attention

What real OCD is like

What real OCD is like. After studying OCD, this is frighteningly and painfully true. Also very well written.

People these days are so terrible  I swear. Why can't we go back to like the early 2000s??

This pisses me off to no extent<<Yet another reason why the American school system is absolute bullshit.

All this week we’re talking about mental health. If you liked this story, you might also like reading these: | 11 Apps That Will Help Improve Your Mental Health

11 Apps That Will Help Improve Your Mental Health

Please, please read some of the different Mental health week articles, they are so awesome! They kind of helped my understand why I might have anxiety.

Mental illness is serious and valid and needs to be accepted and helped instead of shamed or not believed, but having a mental illness does not give you permission to treat someone else like shit. Do not use your illness as an excuse.

Mental illness is serious and valid and needs to be accepted and helped instead of shamed or not believed, but having a mental illness does not give you permission to treat someone else like shit. Do not use your illness as an excuse.

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