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September 2017

Black Mental Health

3 Reasons Why Both Mental Health & Physical Health Matters

September 2, 2017

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The sad truth is even today as society slowly becomes more accepting of mental health and mental illness (yes, they are different), mental health is still viewed as inferior and less important than physical health. Oftentimes, mental illness is viewed as acceptable when the media labels certain individuals with severe mental disorders or when mental illness is joked about or misrepresented. Many times, the symptoms of mental illnesses are severely exaggerated which can further serve to perpetuate the stigmas associated with mental illness. Stigmas serve to create distance and embed a ‘them and us’ belief and attitude. However, the plain truth is that most of us know at least one person who has suffered from mental illness.

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