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According to Mayo Clinic, mental illness in a very broad term to describe the various issues that can modify (in a negative way) the way your brain functions and your overall perception of the world. Mental Illness can be as common as depression and addiction, or as complex as schizophrenia.

Why does this break your heart?

This heartbreak breaks my heart because having a mental illness is terrible. People with mental illnesses have an unfair disadvantage in life and can’t do most things that other people do.-Hunter FBS

People with a mental illness are often mistreated. Most people don't know enough about mental illnesses and act inappropriately. That is why it breaks my heart. -Jared FBS

Mental illnesses break my heart because they can completely impair a person from accomplishing what they aspire for. Despite this, people persevere and do their best despite their handicaps, but even then, few are able to attain anything incredible. Mental illnesses defeat the very concept that allows people to succeed, will, by impairing the body in various ways. - Caleb FBS

Mental illness breaks my heart because it's unavoidable. When you're born, you basically spin the wheel, and you're stuck with whatever it lands on. Some people get glasses, some people get braces, some get neither, and some people get mental illness. In the same way that you can't help poor eyesight or crooked teeth, you can't help a mental disease. As such, mentally ill people shouldn't be discriminated, because you wouldn't make fun of someone for having glasses. - Jacob, FBS

Cody-I have read many books about people that have had mental illnesses and watched many movies that have had main characters with mental illnesses. These characters break my heart. They make me think of the possibility of loved ones I know getting mental illnesses and it would be horrible.

ZrochSmith-One of the types of mental Illness is Alzheimer's Disease which break my heart due to my grandmother having nearly the 4th to 5th stage of this mental Illness.

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Research and Facts About this Heartbreak

Signs for a mental illness:
( 2010.)
LAPD Reports Shooting 38 People In 2015; A Third Of Cases Involved Mental Illness ( 2016)
Types of mental diseases ( 2010)
What is Mental Illness?
Mental illness is any illness that causes a dysfunction in the brain.
List of Mental Disorders
There are many mental illnesses, stretching from Alzheimer's to Schizophrenia
Ways to Help a Person with Mental Disabilities
Improve their home environment and make sure it's suited to their needs

9.5% of the U.S. population over 18 has some form of mood disorder. (The Kim Foundation)
People with mental disorders are more likely to commit suicide. (John Hopkins Medicine)
8.4% of Americans suffer from a mental disorder dealing with substance addiction. (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)

One in four adults suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder (The Kim Foundation)
10% of children and adolescents have a mental disorder that disrupts their daily lives (Huffington Post)
1% of Americans are affected by schizophrenia (Hopkins Medicine)

"9 Reasons Why You Need to Stop Stigmatizing People With Mental Illness" - This article details the social pressure and struggles mentally handicapped people experience, and how your attitude can affect them.
"Mental Illness" - The definition of mental illness, the various types, and how to deal with them.
"What Is Mental Illness - Warning Signs" - As the title implies, this is how you tell when someone has a mental illness. Getting them diagnosed early is beneficial for them in the long run, as it'll help keep it under control.

Why should other people care about this heartbreak?

People should care about Mental Illness because it affects a lot of people. These people have a severe disadvantage in life and cannot do many activities.

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Students Mapping this Heartbreak

Justin J.; FBS
Jacob H.; FBS
Hunter O.; FBS
Jared A.: FBS
Caleb M.: FBS
Cody G.: FBS
Zroch S.: FBS
Rachel T.: FBS

App Name Ideas

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  2. Help for the Mentally Ill
  3. Understanding M.I.s
  4. Anti-Stigma App
  5. Physiological illness
  6. Mental illness help
  7. Mental illness alleviation
  8. Mental illness forums
  9. Illness speaks
  10. Special Help for Special Needs
  11. Mental Help
  12. About the Brain
  13. illness of the mind
  14. mind of the illness
  15. Mobile mind mending
  16. Mobile Illness help
  17. Mental Mobile
  18. Illness Mobile
  19. Illnesses without Germs
  20. Need to know about MI's
  21. Mental Illness Info
According toschizophreniaHelp for the Mentally Ill