1. Myth: Mental health problems don’t affect me. Fact: Mental health problems are actually very common. 2. Myth: Children don’t experience mental health problems. Fact: Even very young children may show early warning signs of mental health concerns. 3. Myth: People with mental health problems are violent and unpredictable. Fact: The vast majority of people with mental health problems are no more likely to be violent than anyone else. 4. Myth: People with mental health needs, even those who are managing their mental illness, cannot tolerate the stress of holding down a job. Fact: People with mental health problems are just as productive as other employees. 5. Myth: Personality weakness or character flaws cause mental health problems. People with mental health problems can snap out of it if they try hard enough. Fact: Mental health problems have nothing to do with being lazy or weak and many people need help to get better. 6. Myth: There is no hope for people with mental health problems. Once a friend or family member develops mental health problems, he or she will never recover. Fact: Studies show that people with mental health problems get better and many recover completely. 7. Myth: I can’t do anything for a person with a mental health problem. Fact: Friends and loved ones can make a big difference and be important influences to help someone get the treatment and services they.