Top 10 Biggest Misconceptions About Mental Illness and Disorders

1You have to get over it


2People with depression and/or those who commit suicide are weak


3Everyone gets depressed


4All psychopaths or sociopaths become killers


5Mental illness is cool


6Mental Illness is untreatable


7Autistic people are retarded


8Mentally ill people are crazy violent psychos


9Antisocial is the same as asocial


10Mental illness has correlation with intelligence


11People who are mentally ill are just attention-seeking


12There is a cure to Autism and/or other mental illnesses


13People with mental disorders are evil


14All bullies are autistic


15You only have Tourette'¬ôs if you curse


16Eating disorders are a choice


17Manic episodes are fun


18People with mental illness stab people


19People with ADHD can't listen


20The mentally ill are nasty


21Social Anxiety is just shyness


22People with OCD are germaphobes and clean freaks