Mental health problems are complex. They are often misunderstood and confused with negative emotions like sadness and despondency. Every individual harbors a different opinion about mental illnesses. Thus, lack of clarity and a number of myths commonly associated with them often complicate these issues, preventing people from seeking timely and required treatment. Therefore, the need of the hour is to dispel the dark clouds of mental health myths and stigma at the earliest so that everyone is able to enjoy a healthy and happy life. Here are some common myths and realities of mental health that need to be understood so that people are able to respect one another and live in peace.