The SIMONE BATTLE Foundation has adopted the definition of mental illness used by the National Alliance on Mental Illness
"Medical conditions that disrupt a person's thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others, and daily functioning. Just as diabetes is a disorder of the pancreas, mental illnesses are medical conditions that often result in a diminished capacity for coping with the ordinary demands of life. Serious mental illnesses include major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and borderline personality disorder. "
Today’s artists and entertainers all face an overwhelming amount of pressure while in the spotlight. With social media, the Internet, and television, there is an insurmountable appetite for perfection. They are faced with the strains to be ‘beautiful’, ‘physically fit’, multi-talented, marketable, ‘youthful’, and to compete with others as equally remarkable. As common as it is to be viewed as glamorous and ‘perfect’ in the entertainment industry, some artists ensue a hard time trying to maintain their self love and self esteem.
Most people can say they have experiences a form of depression at some point in their lives. There may have been a time where they felt their lowest of lows, viewed themselves negatively, or perhaps felt trapped in a daunting space of no escape.
FACTS & MYTHS
OVER 65% OF YOUNG PEOPLE WITH A SUBSTANCE USE
DISORDER HAVE A CO-OCCURING MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEM
WHICH COMPLICATES TREATMENT.
REPORT ON MENTAL HEALTH