The Importance Of Thinking Twice Before Laughing About Mental Health

Feb 5, 2015
In both the UK and the US, one in four adults per year will experience a mental health issue. Mental illness is a real issue and with the unfortunate stigma attached to it, society makes it that much more difficult for people to cope. Common signs and symptoms of depression include, but are certainly not limited to, self-isolation, lack of motivation, inattentiveness, and the list goes on.

One student suffering from depression exhibited many of these symptoms. And rather than be concerned, both his classmates and his teacher ridiculed him for his "mistakes." Rather than continue to take the abuse, he decided to stand up and make a point, silencing the classroom and finally making everyone really think about their actions.
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