7 Powerful Illustrations That Will Show How People Treat Mental Illness Vs. How They Treat Physical Illness

So how do people treat their physical and mental health disorders? Firstly, Melancholia and hysteria are considered as mental illnesses. The said illnesses do not present themselves on the surface like a broken leg. Because of this, problems are brushed under the carpet and not viewed in the same light. It is very important that we should be understanding and considerate towards the sufferers of this condition. Just because the pain is not physically visible, it does not mean that they are not suffering inside.

People with mental illness are viewed as lazy or irresponsible. Mental illness is thought to be caused by an interaction of hereditary and environmental factors. It cannot always be clearly differentiated from a normal behavior.

These disorders have not been recognized, adequately treated, or diagnosed. The reason why people don’t seek or drop out of treatment is that they think they can handle the problems on their own.

All the same, our society needs to drop the humiliation of mental health and support those who are in need whether the pain is visible or not. Persons with mental illness need to be cared for, emotionally supported, and accepted especially in times of stress. A strong social support improves the recovery from both physical and mental illness.

 

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Remember, everyone experiences mental health disorders differently, and the way we talk about it can have a significant effect on someone’s diagnosis.

h/t: BuzzFeed