Must watch video that debunks 5 myths about mental illness
Flix Friday, January 16, 2015 - 05:30
The News Minute | August 8, 2014 | 06:10 pm IST What do you picture when you think of a person who is suffering from a mental illness? Do you think of a person chained in a bleak room in a mental institution in the middle of nowhere talking to himself? Is it the image of Vidya Balan in Bhul Bhulaiya, the haunting Manjulika dancing around the palace, waiting to avenge the death of her imaginary lover? Do you believe that a person with mental illness is definitely less productive than you, or for that matter is not normal as you are? Well, this is the time to rethink. Mental illness affects a huge number of people worldwide; affecting us and those among us, but unfortunately the awareness around such issues seem to elude many. A video released by Sam Kirkegaard called 5 myths of mental illness debunked is an eye-opener of sorts. As the name suggests, the video discusses five common myths around mental illness and shoots holes in them. This video is a fifth in a series of 31 videos for mental health by Kirkegaard. Enlighten yourself!