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Taltarzac725
06-06-2016, 07:12 AM
http://www.talkofthevillages.com/forums/1152819-post1.html

I hope people will help with checking out what your local library has about mental illness and education about it.

It seems so much harm comes from ignorance about mental illness as well as not knowing where to go for help or not asking for it.

Breaking Free of the Labels of Mental Illness (http://thegrassgetsgreener.com/breaking-free-of-the-labels-of-mental-illness/)

NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness | NAMI: The National Alliance on Mental Illness (https://www.nami.org/)

Please Google Taltarzac725 too for my own story about the abuse of power and mental illness labels and the like and my twenty-five year old struggle to empower survivors/victims of crimes for access to practical information in or through libraries. It is quite relevant to 2016.

graciegirl
06-06-2016, 09:00 AM
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graciegirl
06-06-2016, 09:01 AM
http://www.talkofthevillages.com/forums/1152819-post1.html

I hope people will help with checking out what your local library has about mental illness and education about it.

It seems so much harm comes from ignorance about mental illness as well as not knowing where to go for help or not asking for it.

Breaking Free of the Labels of Mental Illness (http://thegrassgetsgreener.com/breaking-free-of-the-labels-of-mental-illness/)

NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness | NAMI: The National Alliance on Mental Illness (https://www.nami.org/)

Please Google Taltarzac725 too for my own story about the abuse of power and mental illness labels and the like and my twenty-five year old struggle to empower survivors/victims of crimes for access to practical information in or through libraries. It is quite relevant to 2016.

Last night I watched a segment by Dr. Amen (yes, that is correct) on PBS called "On the Psychiatrists Couch". He said that half the population suffer from some form of mental illness such as ADD (people who are impulsive and impatient?) and Anxiety neurosis (People who worry a lot and are more afraid?) I think a lot of people just assume that mental illness means very serious psychotic episodes that could harm others.

Taltarzac725
06-11-2016, 07:13 AM
Last night I watched a segment by Dr. Amen (yes, that is correct) on PBS called "On the Psychiatrists Couch". He said that half the population suffer from some form of mental illness such as ADD (people who are impulsive and impatient?) and Anxiety neurosis (People who worry a lot and are more afraid?) I think a lot of people just assume that mental illness means very serious psychotic episodes that could harm others.

I am glad you have an open mind about this.

People will also use mental illness labels as weapons if they have some personal interest in some matter. There was a play in the Villages recently about some family members doing this on a relative to collect on some kind of money in a will. Something about claiming their relative was mentally ill so that they could gain control of this person's finances.

You can never over-estimate just how nasty some people can be to win especially if it involves money or some other lucrative opportunity.

RickeyD
06-11-2016, 07:41 AM
Mental disorder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mental_disorder)

I think most people are not introspective enough to realize they have a mental disorder. Treatment is not sought and they suffer not knowing why. Others may advise them but they still are not skillful enough to think on there own.

Taltarzac725
06-11-2016, 08:14 AM
Mental disorder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mental_disorder)

I think most people are not introspective enough to realize they have a mental disorder. Treatment is not sought and they suffer not knowing why. Others may advise them but they still are not skillful enough to think on there own.

It seems about one fifth of the US population has some kind of mental illness in any given year. Most are non-violent.

NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness | Mental Health By the Numbers (https://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-By-the-Numbers)

Mental Illness Statistics (http://www.thekimfoundation.org/html/about_mental_ill/statistics.html)

Mental Disorders in America
Mental disorders are common in the United States and internationally. An estimated 26.2 percent of Americans ages 18 and older or about one in four adults suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year. When applied to the 2004 U.S. Census residential population estimate for ages 18 and older, this figure translates to 57.7 million people.

Even though mental disorders are widespread in the population, the main burden of illness is concentrated in a much smaller proportion about 6 percent, or 1 in 17 who suffer from a serious mental illness. In addition, mental disorders are the leading cause of disability in the U.S. and Canada for ages 15-44. Many people suffer from more than one mental disorder at a given time. Nearly half (45 percent) of those with any mental disorder meet criteria for two or more disorders, with severity strongly related to comorbidity.

rubicon
06-11-2016, 01:08 PM
Mental disorder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mental_disorder)

I think most people are not introspective enough to realize they have a mental disorder. Treatment is not sought and they suffer not knowing why. Others may advise them but they still are not skillful enough to think on there own.

Its called lacking insight.