Mental Illness And Its Effects On Your Mood, Thinking, And Behavior

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Mental Illness Mental illness refers to many disorders that affect your mood, thinking, and behaviour. There are many different types of mental illnesses with different severities such as depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, eating disorders, and addictive behaviour. Having a mental illness is so common in Canada, 1 in 5 people encounter some degree of it. Many of your friends and family may be suffering from some form of mental illness without you knowing it. This can be because it is at a very early and week stage, they are on their medication, or they are doing a good job at hiding it from you. People often hide their illness to prevent being judged and treated differently from their loved ones. This can be a problem as their illness could worsen and cause long term irreversible damages. Some of our society doesn’t respect people with mental illnesses as before, people with this illness were called crazy and they were told they had a disease. This may be a reason people still don’t feel comfortable telling people close to them. Our school also has facilities for people suffering from this illness in the special needs room. For the students who need help learning and are going through problems due to their mental illness, there are trained personnel to help you out and get you through what you are going through. I remember my experience with a young boy suffering from a mental illness who lives on my street vividly because it was shocking to me. We were getting
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