Sometimes the strongest amongst us are the ones who smile through silent pain, cry behind closed doors and fight battles no one knows about.

Understanding Mental Illness

Mind over Matter

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1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem, as recorded by mental health statistics and facts.



Mental health problems are very rare

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We all probably work with someone
experiencing a
mental health problem.



People with mental illness aren’t able to work.

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1 in 10 young people are likely to experience
a mental health
problem.


Young people
go through ups & downs as part of puberty, it’s nothing.

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People with a mental illness are more likely to be a
victim of violence.

People with
mental health illnesses are usually violent & unpredictable.

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9 out of 10 people with mental health problems experience
stigma
and discrimination

People with mental health problems don't experience discrimination

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Nearly 3 out of 4 young people fear the reactions of friends, when they talk about their mental health problems


It’s easy for young people to talk to friends about their feelings.

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