嗨 大家好 这是一个很重要的视频
– Oh, man, this video is an important one.
It’s actually one I’ve wanted to talk about for quite a while.
So let’s get into it.
The discussion surroundingmental health has come a
long way, but there’s still a lot of false information out there.
We now know that discussing the topic of mental health and illness is important
for removing the stigmaassociated with it.
And while that is happening, there are still some misunderstandings
about specific mental illnesses
that need to be addressed.
So in this video, I’m going to take seven
of the most common mythsthat you likely still believe
about mental illness andexplain the truth behind them.
So let’s get the ball rolling.
This is seven myths you still believe about mental illness.
The myth that mental illness is a disease.
Mental illness is 100% a real issue,
but this myth says thatmental illness is a disease
就像流感 心脏病 甚至更具体一点脑部病变
like the flu, heart disease, or even more specifically brain disorders.
Now since there are biological causes for many of them,
a handful can be treated,
however there is stillno sound understanding
of where these issues come from due
to how complicated they actually are.
According to the medical community, psychiatric disordersare not medical diseases.
没有实验室测试 脑部扫描 X射线
There are no lab tests, brain scans, x-rays,
or chemical imbalance tests
that can verify any mentaldisorder as a physical condition. Additionally,
此外 一些科学家 医生和其他健康产业专业人士
a number of scientists, doctors, and other healthindustry professionals,
feel mental illness stemsfrom multiple sources,
这些原因包括基因 性格 社会和环境
having genetic, personality, social, as well as environmental causes,
which means simply labeling them as diseases requires accepting a lie.
Essentially labeling mental illness
as a disease is not only over-simplifying the problem,
but may actually restricta person’s ability to get help with it
The myth that depression is a flaw,
not a mental illness.
This myth is actually kind of offensive when you think about it.
The idea that a person can just snap out of a depression
due to it being a character flaw,
not a real illness, whichis absolutely outrageous.
According to the mental health foundation,
depression is not only a legitimate mental disorder,
but a common one,
and leads to a loss of interest or pleasure,
feelings of guilt or low worth, low energy,
and a number of other conditions that someone doesn’t simply snap out of.
Depression is a mental illness,
not a fancy name for laziness or weakness.
Millions of people suffer from it,
and have to deal with the crushing effects of it every day,
without others claiming that it’s their job to break out of the sadness,
as if that would be easy to do.
The myth that children are not affected by mental illness.
Believe it or not, a lot of people actually believe
that any mental illnesses that children have are just a part of growing up.
As if maturity cures all of your mental health problems.
According to research, over 70% of mental illnesses that adults struggle with,
began when they were younger than 18 years old.
In fact, studies show that
one in five children have mental health disorders
that they’re forced to live with.
And if you think adults can be insensitive,
just think about what grade school is like.
Millions of children have been diagnosed
with depression, anxiety disorders,
eating disorders, and obsessive compulsive behaviors.
Every kid gets down once in a while,
however if it’s a repeated pattern,
as an adult or even that kid’s friend,
试着同情 理解他们 他们可能真的存在心理问题
try to be empathetic and understand that they might actually have a mental illness.
The myth that people with mental illnesses should avoid other people.
This should go without saying,
but mental illness is not contagious.
You may be surprised that I even need to say it
but apparently there are a number of people
out there who think that if you have such a disorder,
you should avoid work and school and just people in general.
The majority of those people believe
that either you’re not able to function,
or you’ll bring down productivity and morale of everyone.
Well, guess what?
People with such disorders actually function just fine in the workplace.
That’s why a lot of people who come out as depressed surprise people
because they’re really good at hiding it.
In fact, most people suffering from depression or similar illnesses
prefer being employed
and not feeling the isolation and stress that unemployment would bring them.
People that are depressed are just as productive,
if not more productive than everyone else.
So the only real issue here, is one
where employers sadly tend to be prejudiced against people with mental disorders.
Trust me, I myself used to be super depressed
and during that time, I was probably cranking out more videos on YouTube
than I had ever done before.
I guess I just wanted to work and keep my mind off the depression.
The myth that shock therapy is painful and torturous.
Electroconvulsive therapy, or ECT for short,
gets a bad rap in movies, television, and in the media,
so there’s no wonder that this myth exists.
Many see shock therapy as barbaric,
with the doctors basically just trying to
torture the mental illness out of the people suffering from them.
The source of this way of thinking comes
from early treatments where no anesthesia was administered,
high doses of electricity were used,
and patients suffered memory loss.
But today things are very different.
It turns out ECT is an incredibly effective treatment
for severe depression and a number
of other mental illnesses.
Today, doctors use general anesthesia
and much smaller electric currents.
Studies have shown that ECT can actually reverse
many symptoms of mental illness
with very few negative side effects.
That being said, it’s not for everyone,
I’m just trying to dispel a myth here, people.
Take it easy.
The myth that schizophrenics are violent or dangerous.
Actually this myth is the exact opposite of the actual facts.
See society sees very little violence
from schizophrenics or any other mentally ill people,
despite what you see on the big or little screens.
In fact most people with mental illness suffer
from anxiety or depression,
not some violent, outbursting, serial killer making disorder.
To top it off, individuals with major mental illnesses are
far more likely to be victims of violence,
making them more in danger than the actual danger themselves.
The myth that there are no cures for mental illnesses.
There are some people that believe that mental illness is all made up in people’s heads.
And then there are others
that think that sufferers can overcome it with mere willpower.
But then there’s a third group of people
who feel that once you have a mental illness,
you have it for life, as there’s no real cure. Well,
if you’ve ever been depressed,
I’m happy to tell you that they’re wrong.
There absolutely are real treatment options
that really work for a number of conditions.
And more and more, we’re seeing new methods
for helping sufferers combat them.
Studies have shown improvements, relief of symptoms,
and yes, even complete recoveries
in patients seeking treatments.
Sometimes it takes a long time, but there’s always hope.
And hope can be enough to changea person’s entire outlook.
Whether it’s medication, meditation,
or simply going to a therapist, I promise,
there are options out there,
and it does get better.
And that’s it.
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嗨 大家好 这是一个很重要的视频