I did a whole research project on it for my EPQ (the equivalent of the first year of A levels) so I know what I'm talking about it and seeing as 1 in 4 people are suffering with mental health problems this is serious shit that needs to be addressed.
- Depression and sadness are the same
- "But you don't look sick!"
- It's a sign of weakness
- It's all in your head
- Real men don't get depression
- Self harm is for attention seekers
- Self harm leads to suicide
I'm really sorry this was so long!
For anyone interested in learning more there are some documentaries I love by celebrities which really are accurate and give a personal insight which I actually used in my research project and trust me, they are much more interesting than the dozens or academic research papers I read!
Professor Green: Suicide And Me
This ones all about depression and suicide, the causes and support. One of my favourites.
Tulisa: My Mum And Me
A brutally honest documentary on being a young carer and the effects on the mental health. Warning: includes discussions about drugs and self harm in depth. Could be a trigger.