61 Million Americans Have This Major Health Issue. Here's Why You'll Never Know Who They Are.

One of the hardest things about living with a mental illness is knowing people's attitudes about it. It doesn't matter which flavor of mental illness you're working through — part of the process is navigating other people's wildly inaccurate assumptions. Bad things can happen when so many people have the wrong idea about mental illness. Would you want to get help if you knew people would think things like this about you?

If you're dealing with a mental health problem, this might scare you. Don't let it. Mental illness is treatable. Find a provider in your area if you need assistance.