This post is for all who suffer In silence – in light of the fact that May WAS mental health awareness month. Our society is failing people. I don’t just mean killings, mass shootings, poverty and the plethora of other things we don’t pay attention to.
There are so many people who die from suicide…and we don’t pay attention. There are so many people every day who struggle with mental health. We are failing as a society to properly talk about, examine and address mental health at the same level as say: cardiovascular health, ocular health, sexual health, diabetes, hypertension, Huntington’s…I could keep going. Whether it’s depression, clinical depression (as defined by the DSM V), PTSD, ADHD, schizophrenia or anxiety, we are not truly addressing how to help those who suffer from these conditions.
We as a society have to reframe and reshape how we think, talk about and treat mental health. I’m so sorry. I cannot begin to express my sorrow. I’m sorry for the stigma that this is currently in our society….
……This issue is so complex, but it merits so much discussion.