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5 Lies That Are Ruining Your Mental Health

It is becoming more known that mental illness is more common than people might think. According to Amy Morin, a contributor writer for Huffington Post, one in five Americans experience a mental health problem sometime in their life. Unfortunately, there are so many misconceptions when it comes to mental illnesses. Here are five lies about mental health that could be ruining your mental health. 

  1. You're either mentally ill or mentally healthy
  2. Mental illness is a sign of weakness
  3. You can't prevent mental health problems
  4. People with mental illness are violent
  5. Mental health problems are forever

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Chris Massman is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. Chris' training includes Family Systems Theory along with numerous other theories. She believes therapy is an art and chooses the theory she feels will most benefit the individual sitting in front of her. Her specialty lies is in the field of Chemical Dependency and Addictions. Chris is currently seeing individuals, couples and families. Chris is a Clinical member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists as well as the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Chris has two locations including Tarzana and Agoura Hills, CA.