There's a lot of misinformation about mental health floating around. Educating yourself and others about some of these common myths can help to challenge much of the stigma surrounding mental health.
Your personality or ability to handle your problems have nothing to do with mental illness. Mental illness isn't “just in your head,” and it has nothing to do with being weak or lazy. Many factors contribute to mental illness, including:
Only 3% to 5% of violent acts can be linked to people living with serious mental illness. In fact, it is important to note that people with mental health issues are more than 10 times more likely to be victims of violence than to be the cause.Also, we can all become violent at times when stress factors are too much, completely overwhelming and we are not able to handle it for any reason.