Mental Health Misconception & Misinformation. There is an enormous misconception and misinformation about mental health issues. Mental health is not contagious, is senseless and selfish to avoid us because you can never ever contract it. People with mental health issues are not more aggressive than those without a diagnosis. It takes both 90 minutes to calm down when provoked. I mean when the hormone adrenaline is released and your body is in flight/fight mode.
Psychosis especially schizophrenia is not split personality. Is a mental issue characterised with positive and negative symptoms. One can live a meaningful, fulfilling and purposeful life with the diagnosis, with the right support and treatment. This diagnosis is not a life sentence. Contrary to most people beliefs, that you cannot function with the diagnosis. I know many high flyers who have the diagnosis, but due to stigma do not disclose it.
People with mental health issues can be excellent, friendly, compassionate and lovely parents. They are productive and contribute to the society. Depression is not sadness, that you expect people to snap out from it. Show love and empathy to someone with a diagnosis of clinical depression and anxiety. People with mental health issues are not lazy, is the symptoms coupled with horrendous medication side-effects that prevent them from full functioning. Mental health recovery journey is continuous. Support and love is all we need, to help us achieve and actualise our goals in life.