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Mental illness has nothing to do with personal weakness.

It’s a product of biopsychosocial factors, including off-kilter brain chemistry.

Source: Psychology Today

So if ever you’re struggling and someone tells you to “pull your socks up” or “stop being such an attention-seeker”, direct them to the biopsychosocial model.

We can’t control how closed or open-minded other people are about matters of mental health, but every bit of education counts.

And if all else fails, slip the sceptic a chill pill.

You can read one of my previous myth-busting posts, Fact versus fiction on bipolar and depression, here.

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