Mental Health Is Just as Important as Physical Health

Mental Health Is Just as Important as Physical Health

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Ria Angelika Gonzaga started this petition to Mental Health and

Mental health is defined as "a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully. 

Many countries have suffered under the prejudice of ignoring mental health awareness. In general, people with mental illness are discriminated more in developing countries in Asia compared to Western countries. Unlike somatic symptoms, psychological symptoms are seen as socially disadvantageous. 

Furthermore, people with mental illness are seen as dangerous and aggressive. Disturbed behaviors manifested by people with severe mental illness are more easily recognized; however, the public could not easily distinguish this from the more common and milder form of disorders. This results in a generalized view of mentally ill people as violent.In addition to the public, family members of the mentally ill can also be a source of stigma. This has been an everyday, and yet those who can thoroughly help in recovery are overlooking the chance for a better future. 

In order to help those who are suffering vaguely by various mental illness, I call on to everyone to spread the awareness on mental health to be of much needed help for everyone. 

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