Mental health is still widely misunderstood in 2023.
Misinformation and stereotypes surrounding mental health are incredibly dangerous and are still actively being spread and believed.
When people believe the lies and stigma surrounding mental health, it directly gets in the way of accessing resources they need to feel better.
The ONLY way to stop the stigma surrounding mental health is to inform yourself and educate others.
Here are 5 myths about mental health that are dangerous to believe and spread:
Mental health conditions are NOT a sign of weakness or a character flaw. Believing this myth about mental health is a major barrier to asking for help and seeing your mental health as something that is capable of healing.
Former Athletic Trainer, current Mental Health Professional. Boston sports lover.