Due to the common misconceptions about mental health conditions by the general public, many with mental health issues tend to experience discrimination, which often results in them not seeking help early. Thus, it is essential to understand the myths and facts about mental illness.
Studies have shown that most people with a mental health condition get better, with many making a full recovery. For some, recovery is the ability to live a fulfilling and productive life. For others, recovery suggests the reduction of symptoms.
There are more treatments and community support than ever before. There are many success stories of persons in recovery. You may click here or visit the Mental Health Awareness Singapore Facebook page to learn about the stories.
You can do a lot, starting with the way you act and how you speak. For example:
In reality, the vast majority of people who have a mental health condition are no more violent than anyone else. You probably know someone with a mental health condition and don't even realise it.
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