Quote on mental health: Mental illness is the only disease that can make you deny its own existence. Certainly the idea that the brain can deny its own illness is a frightening thought. -Natasha Tracy. www.HealthyPlace.com
This pin provides information for schizophrenia awareness. Read over the statistics, then visit the website. Read the information provided in the 'What is mental health?' tab, then listen to the video about young people with mental illnesses on the home page. I hope it provides you with a better understand of mental health, and its prevalence in youth. You are not alone!
OCD: blogs and stories. Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder where unwanted thoughts, urges and repetitive activities become an obstacle to living life as you want to. People who experience OCD often try to cope until they can’t hide the symptoms any longer. This can make them feel very alone and make overcoming the OCD more difficult.
This is a quote from Linda Paindexter, I thought it really nice way of describing the way we should look at mental health and your disorder, Amanda. Remember this when you feel bad about yourself or others do something to make you feel bad about your disorder. Most people are misinformed about psychosis and many other things when it comes to mental health disorders. You are a strong person Amanda, look at this whenever you feel otherwise.