#8 People who talk about suicide don’t kill themselves
Sometimes people think there are two types of suicide: those who talk about it (“cry for help”) and those who genuinely want to die and just do it without talking about it. To some extent, this is true. However, it doesn’t mean that people who talk about it, won’t do it. This is especially true as it becomes more acceptable to talk about it. If someone talks about suicide, it is important to take them seriously.
#9 Mental illness is a new problem
It’s true that people today are more likely to suffer from anxiety and depression, possibly as a result of the increased pace of social change away from our evolutionary ancestors.
However, it’s not true that people one hundred years ago simply “got on with life”. Much mental illness simply went undiagnosed and untreated. People were ignored and never spoken of, or locked up, or made to suffer without support. Similarly, the idea that it is a new problem, and nobody at an earlier age used to get depressed or anxious is also nonsense.
To conclude, I would say that we would be in a better state when you do not self-diagnose but yes pay attention to your body. Do not test your capacities. Bust these mental health myths one by one. Do not fall for pleasing and seeking validation from people surrounded by you.
Once you take complete charge of your life by being aware of your thoughts and patterns it will be easy spotting and diagnosing mental illness in many ways and eventually, we all would be able to live a better quality of life.
Take charge of your life, Rise up!
Love and light!