Mental health is a matter of everyone, not just of people who struggle with it.
From my point of view, having some mental health issues, means that you’re often treated differently than you’d otherwise be.
Your words matter less, people don’t listen to you or don’t take you as seriously. Not everybody, but especially people who lack the knowledge about the mental health in general.
It happens too often among the doctors and medical staff too. You really don’t have to be a psychiatrist, to know the basics.
Thankfully, I have some great personal experience by speaking out loud about my mental health issues too. And being accepted very well despite everything.
A part of the thanks go to you too, dear readers.
I know very well when it’s a good time to keep things for myself, yet I do like to push the boundaries a bit. Because if you want to see any change, you really need to be one sometimes. Sometimes is better to stay in the shadows though. And easier. But sometimes the shadows become a burden too.
Short, but powerful video.
We’re used to seeing sad, anxious or hysterical people when we read about mental health. But this person with mental health issues might look just like you, your friendly neighbor or anyone else who appears “normal” on the outside, when you met on the street.
I’m getting really tired of the stigma that goes with mental health.
It’s really important that we all take care of our mental health before we come to some issues, to lessen them or even avoid them. So, like I’ve already said, mental health is a matter of everyone.
What about you? Can you talk openly or do you need to hide your mental health issues in your close community?