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Acknowledging Mental Illness

Acknowledging Mental Illness

Does Mental Illness get acknowledged enough? No, but it most definitely should. 

In fact, it doesn’t get addressed enough. There are a wide range of health conditions and symptoms to be aware of. 

Symptoms include: Feeling depressed, excessive fears or worries, withdrawal from friends, problems with alcohol and drug abuse, and extreme mood changes.

These disorders could affect your daily feelings, the way that you think and the way that you act. A few examples of these issues consist of depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, and eating disorders.

In my opinion, there needs to be more awareness on this topic and how serious it is. People misinterpret mental illness for excuses. It is an illness, not an excuse.

Untreated Mental Illnesses can cause severe emotional behavioral and physical health problems. 

What are things people can do to create more awareness of Mental Illness? 
“Maybe holding assemblies about it or giving us papers with information so we can be aware about it and know what to look for,” said Alina Dervisevic, a junior at WJPS. 

In the U.S, public health specialists have advocated for mental health awareness and improving treatments to prevent these issues. These our some ways we should develop change and more awareness.   

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