The myths around mental illness

To The Haldimand Press

HALDIMAND—A safety topic that often goes overlooked with children is mental health. It is fequently a result of uncertainty in how to address it or unfamiliarity with mental health.

However, not only does mental illness affect a child’s performance in school, but it can affect them to the point where they put themselves or others in physical danger or inflict harm.

As the Canada Safety Council celebrates 100 years in safety, our focus continues to be preventing avoidable injuries and fatalities.

It is our responsibility as a society to ensure that everyone has access to mental health resources.

According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, children that have mental health illnesses often go undiagnosed; as few as one in five children with mental health issues seek medical help. And, unfortunately, many myths about mental health and its impact on children contribute to misunderstanding. Here are a few pervasive myths.

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