The mental health barriers are the ones we put in front of us, but we must take time to make mental health a priority.
Understanding why those unconscious barriers go up, is the first important step towards us improving our psychological wellbeing and us facilitating access to mental health services, if we need it. We must spend time working through our experiences, so that we can understand our struggles more.
No one is born with mental health problems. As we grow up, mental health issues surface often through people’s handling of us, their lack of understanding of our needs, failing to adapt their lives to fit in with our emotional wants and needs.
On our part, when we don’t know something is wrong, we’re unlikely to reach out for help. Symptoms aren’t always obvious to others, instead they may be dismissed as an attitude or personality problem; depression may look like laziness or fatigue.
Others may assume our mental or emotional status is normal, not realising we’re suffering from clinical symptoms or a disordered thinking.