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Most of us are aware that there are many types of mental illnesses -- ranging from depression to bipolar disorder to anxiety to schizophrenia. But most of us don't realise that many of these conditions are treatable and with proper professional intervention, most sufferers can lead a productive and fulfilling life. What sometimes comes in the way of crucial and timely treatment are the stigma and myths surrounding mental illness. Let me take it upon myself to dispel some of these misconceptions.