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Mental Health Is Not A Joke

In today’s society, there is a growing presence around the world of people battling a mental illness. Teenagers and minority groups are unfortunately more at risk of getting a mental illness in the future based on the realisation that bullying, sexual abuse, racial discrimination, religious discrimination, and homophobia is growing in today’s world and we need to put an end to this. These are the issues that are causing people to feel unsafe, worthless, and to have a not so great mental health. Mental illnesses are real and potentially life threatening and this is no joke. The statistic from the World Health Organisation don’t lie that mental illnesses are the leading cause of death among teenagers and minority groups. It make me angry to even think that there are people in the world who believe that mental illnesses are a complete hoax and an absolute joke. Telling someone who is going through the pain of a mental illness to just suck it up is like telling someone who has a physical injury to suck it up and move on. This is not right and people who are like that need to be seriously educated about what mental health is and why mental illnesses are exactly the same as having a physical injury and a disease. We need to show compassion and support for people who are going through a mental illness not spread hatred and prejudice towards them. On this day, there are police officers, firefighters, and military personnel out there who are still battling with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) as a result of the most tragic event in history that happened on September 11th 2001 and my condolences go out to the friends and family who have been affected by the tragic event that unfolded 17 years ago. Please stop making mental health considered as a joke and express compassion and support for those people that are battling mental illnesses.

I like to thank the police officers, firefighters, and military personnel who helped save so many lives on this day 17 years ago. Your heroic courage will forever be acknowledged and admired for centuries to come.

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