Discussion:Mental Health Illnesses are real!

Mental Illness is an issue that society shys away from. When you mention anything related to mental illness society cringes and ignores the topic. It's a taboo subject, an unseen illness.

Mental health Illness is

a. A state of emotional and psychological well-being in which an individual is able to use his or her cognitive and emotional capabilities, function in society, and meet the ordinary demands of everyday life.

Mental health issues is anything from OCD, Depression, Bi Polar Disorder to Bulimia. 

This year I have noticed a trend in YA Literature,it is books dealing with mental health issues and Sucide. Mental Health issues are very real and I think by books basing their stories on this particular topic it is helping to educate people even a tiny bit. It may be a story your reading but the topic is very real and someone you know may be suffering and ashamed to speak of it. It is nothing to be ashamed of but society has declared it is. Society has declared it a weakness, a topic not to be disgusted and therefore attitudes are never going to change. I think people can change their perspective if they just take their time to educate themselves. 

The word crazy, unstable, mental, gets thrown around a lot but a person with a mental illness is no crazier than you or me. 

Mental illnesses are real, they are happening and can't just be swept under the carpet. 

Below is some books that I think you should check out that deal with an mental health issues and suicide:

All Books available VIA Book Depository

When you are reading these stories just remember that it may be a story but the story is very real for a lot of people. 

If you are affected by anything whether it's an eating disorder or you just feel down. Talk to someone. Ask for help and don't be scared. I know thats easier said than done but you aren't crazy, you are you and everyone needs little help.

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I want to know your thought on mental illness. Leave me a comment below.

1 comment

  1. Great post! I don't think we spotlight real issues enough on our sites. It is good to remember that our entertainment may be someone else's nightmare.