Mental Illness And Its Effects On Your Mood Thinking And Behavior

1254 Words Apr 1st, 2016 6 Pages
Imagine one of your family members were told that they could not drive because they had some sort of mental illness. How would that make you feel? You would be quite angry right? Way to often people are labeled as incapable of driving or even incapable of doing other things because they have been told that just because they have a mental illness they pose a threat to other people. When truly, in some cases, the person is only one who could make that decision if they are capable of doing something. Citizens with a mental illness should be able to drive licensed vehicles because it gives them a sense of freedom while drunk driving is essentially more dangerous; mental illness is not actually proven to cause accidents, and people without a mental illness also show driving deficiencies; plus, people with a known drug issue still have the right to operate vehicles.

Mental illness refers to a wide range of mental health conditions, and disorders that affect your mood thinking and behavior. There are a variety of mental illnesses that exist. Some examples would be depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, eating disorders and addictive behaviors. Mental illnesses exist in all ages. But the severity of the illness vary.

Often times people look at people look at other people with a mental illness like they are so much different than they are. They label them and assume what their abilities are. Often times people say that people with mental illnesses should not be able to…

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