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Old 10-01-2010, 11:37 AM   #1
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What? One in Five young adults mentally ill???

I find this difficult to believe, but if true, what does that say about our society?

ScienceDaily (Sep. 28, 2010) — While many young adults will share the details of their daily lives with dozens -- sometimes hundreds -- of friends on Facebook, communicating with their health care providers about mental illness is another story.

"Roughly one in every five young adults between 18 and 25 has a mental illness," says Melissa Pinto-Foltz, a postdoctoral scholar and instructor at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University.

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http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0928111132.htm
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Old 10-01-2010, 12:14 PM   #2
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Now, that explains the world we live in.
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I find this difficult to believe, but if true, what does that say about our society?
It would mean a bigger percentage of our society is sane than the overall culture would seem to indicate.
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Old 10-01-2010, 12:33 PM   #4
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I didn't read the story, but when you take into account that this can include eating disorders, body dismorphia, panic attacks, depression, ocd, and I am sure quite a few other "issues" that while they are called "mental health", thus grouping them into the category of being "mentally ill", for the most part these are very normal, mainstream healthy people
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Old 10-01-2010, 12:43 PM   #5
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Well it was a Mental Health Professional that classified it as M.I....

Ardeegee, might explain the obsession with texting as well....
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"What? One in Five young adults mentally ill???"

Hmmm.

Don't one in five young adults enter into politics?
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You can also find plenty of mental health professionals who would disagree.
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It would have to be true for a book like The Da Vinci Code to become a bestseller.
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Old 10-01-2010, 02:15 PM   #9
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It would have to be true for a book like The Da Vinci Code to become a bestseller.


Except that they don't read, do they?
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If bestsellers were decided by actual books read instead of just purchased, Dan Brown would be homeless and Oprah would be bankrupt.
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The corollary is that four out of five young adults are mot mentally ill. So that behaviour is considered normal!
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ok who "beautiefied" this numbers?
whoever says its only 1 in 5 isn't using public transportation methods...
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"What? One in Five young adults mentally ill???"

Hmmm.

Don't one in five young adults enter into politics?
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