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100

Mental health is a bad thing.

MYTH.

100

Anyone ______ experience a mental health condition.

blank = "can"

100

Mental health conditions _____ caused by bad parenting.

blank = "aren't"

100

True or false: eating less processed foods and more fruits and vegetables can boost your mental health.

True.

100

True or false: more than 5% of people in the U.S. experience depression and/or anxiety.

True.

200

Going to therapy can't help someone with a mental illness; the only real solution is medication.

MYTH.

200

Minorities are _____ likely to experience mental health conditions than majority groups.

blank = "more"

200

Mental illness _____ a sign of weakness.

blank = "isn't"

200

How many hours of sleep does the average adolescent need to maintain positive mental health?

8-10 hours, but preferably more.

200

Can pets help relieve stress?

Absolutely!! 

300

Children can, and commonly do, experience mental health conditions.

FACT.

300

Feelings of anxiety and depression are things that _______ people experience.

blank = "all"

300

People with a mental health condition most likely ______ recover.

blank = "will"

300

How many minutes of exercise should children and adolescents get a day to boost their physical and mental health?

60 minutes.

300

Does mental illness have an impact on physical health?

Yes. Mental illness can have a serious impact on the immune system especially.

400

People who have a mental health condition tend to be violent and dangerous.

MYTH.

400

Most mental illnesses present themselves when people are ______ (what age?).

blank = "children"

400

I ____ help someone coping with mental illness.

blank = "can"

400

True or false: taking medication provides an immediate boost to your mental health.

False.

400

Fill in the blank: suicide is something that ______ be talked about.

blank = "should"

500

Most people who are coping with a mental illness will appear "normal" on a daily basis.

FACT.

500

People with a mental health condition _______ just snap out of it.

blank = "can't"

500

Men and women ______ equally affected by mental illness.

blank = "aren't"

500

Which of the following is a negative form of stress relief: journal writing, coloring, kickboxing, eating ice cream, meditating, singing.

Eating ice cream. While stress eating may feel good in the moment, it is a bad habit that is very very hard to break.

500

True or false: if someone coping with a mental health problem tells you you won't understand what they're going through, you should stop trying to help them.

False. It is important to not pretend to understand what others are going through, but to remain supportive in any way possible.

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