Friday, June 22, 2018
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Myth of Mental Illness and Mass Shootings

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-fight-against-hate/201802/mass-shootings-what-role-do-guns-play Individuals living with mental illness are less likely to be violent than someone without a mental illness. Sadly, they also are more likely to be victims of violence. Regardless, there is no evidence that the US is a run-away hotbed of mental illness. Indeed, according to Kessler et al. (2009)

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Excluding people because of mental distress can mean a much longer recovery time

http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/well-good/69794236/mental-illness-discrimination-common-in-new-zealand The Health and Lifestyles Survey (HLS) looks at New Zealanders' attitudes to a range of health topics, including mental illness. In 2014, it asked respondents about their attitudes to people experiencing mental illness, using the scenario of the opening of a community mental health centre in their neighbourhood.

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Misconceptions about Mental Health

http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2015/06/20/8-misconceptions-about-mental-health-and-mental-illness/ Some of the so-called “mentally ill” are just making excuses for their weakness or failure. These people need to stop whining, get up off the couch and go find a job. Anyone who claims mental health conditions are the bogus rationalizations of the chronic underachiever is talking out of his

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From PsycheCentral – Misconceptions about Mental Illness

http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2015/06/20/8-misconceptions-about-mental-health-and-mental-illness/ Mental illness is destructive, but thankfully it is still not all that common. According to a recent study by the National Institute of Mental Health, 18.6 percent of American adults (43.7 million people) will suffer from some form of mental illness in any given year. Among the adolescent age group

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