Six Silly Mental Illness Myths

As if mental illness wasn’t hard enough to treat already, now there are six foolish misconceptions I’ve seen time and again. These pieces of misinformation are usually spread through gossip or old wives’ tales. Though they might be juicy and entertaining, this kind of trash can really complicate the situation when someone or a loved one is battling depression or bipolar or schizophrenia.

Thus, I am writing this posts to not only dispel those myths others might spread but also to eradicate the foolish things we might tell ourselves. So far, I have gathered six main mental illness misconceptions but if you find more, please do leave a comment and in sha Allah I will add it to the list. Even while I was writing this posts series, my list of myths kept growing so I am sure there is more silly stuff out there.

Check out these posts below in the “Seven Silly Mental Illness Misconceptions” series:

  1. “Call the shaykh! There’s a jinn in her!”

  2. “It’s all my fault”

  3. “Just pray more”

  4. Liver and Other Weird Treatments 

  5. “You’re just weak!”

  6. Stupid, Crazy and a Retard

Enjoy and please do share so we can eradicate mental illness stigma once in for all.

#jinn #mentalillness #misconceptions #Stigma

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