This is why we need to educate people on mental health

We The Pvblic

If it were you — if you were on the edge of a building ready to end everything, would you feel inclined to do it even more with people urging you to do it?

Hannah Mallorca had witnessed someone who was on the brink of committing suicide at the Grand Towers in Vito Cruz. She laments how people were actually encouraging him to do it.

“Dali na para mawala na mga sira ulo!” one shouts, while another says, “Gawin mo na, gagawa ka pang traffic!”

This is why we need to educate people on mental health and the stigma it comes with. “Stigma is a reality for many people with a mental illness, and they report that how others judge them is one of their greatest barriers to a complete and satisfying life,” Ontario reports. It makes it “harder to recover.”

The best way to challenge these stereotypes is through “firsthand contact with people with people with experience of mental health problems.”

We have to change pvblic attitudes on mental illness. And it starts with you.

If Logan Paul can do it, so can you.

SEE ALSO: Logan Paul is back with a suicide prevention video after his 3-week hiatus

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