Mental Health Disorders 04

Mental Health Disorders 04



When I ​ was a​ kid,​ I ​ never heard anything about mental health disorders. to​ tell you​ the​ truth,​ before I ​ hit the​ age of​ 18 I ​ could not have told you​ what a​ mental health disorder was,​ let alone named one. I ​ dont know if​ I ​ grew up in​ a​ particularly isolated community or​ not. I ​ do not think that that is​ the​ reason I ​ knew nothing about mental health conditions. Sure,​ I ​ knew about crazy people I ​ had seen some on​ the​ streets. But no one had ever talked to​ me about the​ debilitating conditions that they faced.
That all changed when I ​ hit the​ age of​ 18,​ and my world began to​ crumble. They did not know what was wrong with me at​ first. Diagnosing mental health disorders can be a​ tricky business. at​ first they thought I ​ had an anxiety disorder. Then they amended it,​ thinking I ​ had a​ more serious schizophrenic disorder. After a​ while,​ however,​ they were scratching their heads. They had no idea what was wrong with me. All they knew was what I ​ knew I ​ had a​ serious mental health disorder,​ and I ​ was getting sicker by the​ day.
Unless you​ have suffered from mental health disorders,​ you​ have no idea of​ the​ stigma attached. it​ can be terrible. If,​ for example,​ you​ have cancer,​ people treat you​ well. They understand that there is​ something wrong with your body,​ something that is​ causing you​ to​ be sick. But if​ you​ have mental health disorders,​ somehow it​ is​ all your fault. People think that you​ can just stop being crazy. This is​ ridiculous. Can a​ cancer patient just stop being sick?
Mental health disorders,​ like cancer or​ any other disease,​ have a​ genetic component and an environmental component. No one has any choice over either of​ these factors. if​ you​ come down with a​ mental health disorder,​ however,​ you​ do play an important role in​ deciding whether or​ not you​ recover. People with mental health disorders,​ more than anyone else,​ need community support. This can come in​ the​ form of​ halfway houses or​ other programs which provide a​ therapeutic community where they can recover. in​ my case,​ I ​ went to​ a​ mental health farm where we were allowed to​ work with the​ animals under careful supervision. a​ combination of​ farm work and therapy helped me get better,​ and now I ​ have made a​ complete recovery from my mental health disorders.




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