There are still many harmful attitudes and misunderstandings around mental illness, which may make people ignore their mental health, fuel stigma, and make it harder to reach out for help. Take the following quiz adapted from CDC and see if you can separate the myths from the facts.

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mental health myths

In this quiz, separate myths from facts to gauge your knowledge of mental health.

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Mental health is

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Mental illness ...

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Mental illness is caused by...

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Mental illnesses are:

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Half of all mental illness occurs before a person turns ______ years old, and three-quarters of mental illness begin before age 24.

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People with poor mental health are violent

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Suicide is the ________ leading cause of death among people ages 15-34 in the United States.

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Poor mental health increases the risk for long-lasting (chronic) physical conditions like:

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Which of the following determines your mental health?

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Which of the following is NOT a common treatment for a mental disorder?

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