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    I was suffering from a significant mental illness and I was expected to die in my 25th year of my life. I couldn’t keep up with any schoolwork and I was always last in the list. Because of misery and my conniving bullies, I had no friends and I was the odd one out. I shrewd like any other kid in my previous years, but my misery just kept growing stronger every heartbeat. The depressing memories reoccurred like a faulty record player. I causally walked up to my locker, my depression following through me like an empty shadow. ‘’ BANG’’ My head collided with the cold steel locker. Blood trickled down my brow like a polluted river. It was him again. His deadly fist struck the back of my skull like a speeding bullet straight from the gun. I was…

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    of hallucinations and psychological anomalies throughout Macbeth. Which differs greatly from the era it was written in. Mental illness during the time was very misunderstood and often treated as sort of a taboo. Much has changed since then however, psychology and mental illnesses remain a topic to tread lightly around. Mental illness…

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    negative stigma against those suffering from mental illnesses in the world today. Even though around 1 in every 4 people, aged 18 or older, suffer from a diagnosable mental illness, most of the population still view these people with distrust and even worse, disgust. In order to stop this stigma we must first admit that there is one and see the full extent of it. In doing this we find ways to address the problem and educate the population in ways that will adapt their view. Statement…

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    Mental Illness Interview

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    Mental illness is not a new concept or illness; however, not many people know are comfortable discussing mental illness. This discomfort may stem from the stigma that follows mental illness of the adaptive response to keep it private from the public. When first approaching each interviewee about their perception of mental illness, they seem uncertain to say yes because of the fear of offending someone or saying something wrong. At points during the interview, it was clear people were not…

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    Mental Illness and Violence Hearing about the mass shootings all over the country being tied to the mentally ill made me very interested in figuring out whether or not violent acts were really related to the mentally ill or if it was something more. It hit home when I saw that the mentally ill were being attacked as a group for these horrible mass shootings because I have a mental illness. In fact, while watching Switched at Birth, I heard my diagnosis Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)…

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    Stigma is a mark of disgrace associated with a circumstance, quality, or person. The stigma of people that are not mentally ill has been shown to be affected by personal contact with the mentally ill and by a belief in the genetic heritability of mental illness. Stigma impedes recovery from mental illness and, thus, represents a tremendous burden on people with mental illness and on society. The stigma of mental illness continues to be strong and pervasive in our society, and leaves lasting…

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    Mental Illness has been a common theme when violence is observed. One common mental illnesses, Schizophrenia, has multiple studies performed to see why violence either has happened to themselves, or why this mental illness is blamed for the cause of their own violence acts. Perpetrators who commit violence acts such as rape, emotional/behavior abuse, physical abuse are looked to see if they have any form of mental illness. According to Nederlof (2013) “Since the 19th century, it has been widely…

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    Mental Illness and Violence Hearing about the mass shootings all over the country being tied to the mentally ill made me very interested in figuring out whether or not violent acts were really related to the mentally ill or if it was something more. It hit home when I saw that the mentally ill were being attacked as a group for these horrible mass shootings because I have a mental illness. In fact, while watching Switched at Birth, I heard my diagnosis Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)…

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    Mental Illness Stigma

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    Mental illness is something that affects the lives of everyone on earth. Everyone either has, or knows someone who has, a mental illness. However, stigma surrounding mental illness is very prevalent, and can cause disastrous consequences to those facing it. Stigma can be defined in many different ways. After reviewing many articles, I have arrived at the following definition: Stigma is a mark that is assigned to a person, resulting in that person being seen as lesser in the eyes of others…

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    somebody instantly. So why is it when the term mental health comes into the picture we don’t do thateverything changes? I believe that mental health illnesses are probably still the biggest misunderstood illnesses to this day. Even the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Prince Harry agree by supporting a campaign called Heads Together and they have even requested that this year’s marathon be the ‘Mental Health Marathon’. However if we rewind…

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