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How is Your Mental Health IQ?



Take this short true/false quiz and have some fun challenging your knowledge of mental health topics. The results may surprise you!

  1. True/False Regular exercise can greatly reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety disorder. TRUE! In face, a recent study showed that about 60 % of people with such disorders significantly reduced their symptoms with regular exercise.
  2. True/False Depression is a normal process of aging. FALSE! Depression is not a normal part of the process that we need to "grin and bear." Older people who have symptoms of depression should address the issue with their physician.
  3. True/False People who have schizophrenia don't usually recover from the disorder. FALSE! Up to two-thirds of people who are diagnosed with schizophrenia actually recover significantly, and some completely, from the disorder.
  4. True/False Work-related stress can double a person's risk of dying from heart disease. TRUE! This sad fact is true. One should strive to handle the stress at work and at home.
  5. True/False About every two hours, a young person kills himself or herself. TRUE! Three million teenagers have either considered or attempted suicide in the past year- but only one-fifth of kids who need mental health services actually receive them.
  6. True/False People who have mental disorders are more dangerous than people in the general population. FALSE! This common distortion gets perpetuated by the incidents that make the headlines. Statistics show, however, that people who have mental disorders are no more likely to be dangerous than people without such disorders.
  7. True/False One in five Americans experiences a mental health disorder in any given year, but only one-third seek care due to the stigma and misperceptions surrounding mental disorders and their treatment. TRUE! Unfortunately, people often let shame or a belief that they can "handle it on their own" keep him or her from getting care. The truth is, mental illnesses are real, common and treatable. No one should let stigma stand in the way of getting care that can lead to a happier, healthier, more productive life.

For more information, contact your local Mental Health Organization at 812-522-3480 or the National Mental Health America at 1-800-969-6642 or visit www.nmha.org


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Laura Stahl
P.O. Box 51
Seymour, IN 47274
Phone: (812) 522-3480
Fax: (812) 524-8176
E-mail: mhajc@cabjackson.org