Mental Health vs Mental Illness two powerful set of words with so much misunderstanding and stigma around them.
According to Google:
Mental illness refers to a wide range of mental health conditions — disorders that affect your mood, thinking and behavior. Examples of mental illness include depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, eating disorders and addictive behaviors. Many people have mental health concerns from time to time.
This really isn’t very helpful and is part of the reason there is so much confusion and stigma surrounding the subject. It’s important everyone understands the difference and not just what you can get back from Google in a 30-second search.
I had a very long post planned on this subject but one my favorite YouTubers Cognitive Burnout put up a video today in which he discusses this far more eloquently than I could ever dream of doing. Please watch his video below and like and subscribe to his channel because he puts out some really great work!