57% Percent Of You Would Rather Date Somebody Unattractive Than Somebody With A Mental Illness
44% of you would refuse a date with somebody unattractive. 57% wouldn’t consider dating somebody with a mental illness.
Are you shocked?
A higher percentage of you would rather have a second date with somebody who’d been in prison.
With 1 in 4 people in this country affected by mental illness, these are pretty staggering results, don’t you think? Chances are, if you haven’t suffered with a mental illness yourself, you probably know somebody who has.
Are you one of the 57%? If you knew somebody had a mental illness, would you still date them? Be honest now!
The survey by Time To Change reveals that you would respond more favourably a few months into the relationship.
So what is it that puts you off? Lack of knowledge? Too much of your own ‘stuff’ so you don’t want to take on somebody else’s ‘stuff’? Fear of the unknown? Maybe you fear that the person will suddenly ‘flip out’ and embarrass you in public?
I have a challenge for you. Are you ready? Find out more about mental illness. See beyond the stigma. See beyond the discrimination. Get the facts.
Google your heart out, and educate yourself. Check these out to start with Time To Change.org or Mental Health.org
Who knows, you may just allow somebody into your heart who you wouldn’t have given a chance to previously… And that person could bring you incredible happiness. You wouldn’t want to miss out on that, would you?
Thanks to Time To Change for their great video.
By Judith Flowerday.
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