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Anything can happen to anyone at any time. Sometimes certain people in families are more prone because of genetics and family history and sometimes it is environmental issues or medical issues that cause mental issues. Life’s stresses and challenges can cause emotional or mental issues, but B”H therapy and even medication can help many individuals function at normal levels and no one would be the wiser.

People look down at others who are labeled “mentally challenged” or “having mental disorders” because they or “informationally challenged” or “knowledgeably challenged”. Anyone who does not have any experience in with someone with this nisayon just does not know what to expect and are therefore fearful or just have no clue and no information on the subject. They should therefore “NOT” be afraid and “NOT” comment or judge. They should wait till they get to know the other person or ask questions of someone who can answer them.