Why are we so ashamed of mental health problems, when they affect so many of us?

As a demographic, students are facing these issues in increasing numbers. In a recent survey, one in four admitted to suffering from mental health issues, with depression and anxiety topping the list of the study by YouGov. But, do people actually understand what these words mean?
The image that society so often presents us with is of sad, lonely individuals; demonstrating the troubling stigma and misconceptions that still surround mental illnesses.

The fact is that students of all genders and backgrounds can be subject to mental health issues, but the sad truth of the matter is that there is a general reluctance to admit to it, more so than for any physical illness.

via Why are we so ashamed of mental health problems, when they affect so many of us?

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