Mental Health Barriers

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.

14 Aug, 2019

2 thoughts on “Mental Health Barriers

  1. Both of my parents had mental health issues, but didn’t do a lot about treatment, other than doing what I call enjoying the prescription plan.

    My mother needed it the most but my dad was always making fun of her because of her issues, which led me to believe that he would treat me the same way.

    It really gives you a complex after a while about asking for any help, which I tried to avoid at all costs. I’m very well aware of my barriers between PTSD and the extreme traumas, I was repeatedly exposed to on a daily basis.

    It’s something I have to keep in mind since I could have just as easily turned into a Norman Bates guy, considering what I went through with my Mother.

    1. Thanks Randy. Yes, as they say half the battle is knowing. I think you know none of this was about you, but your parents’ mental health issues when you were a child.

      I spent a lot of my formative years working things out. I also know that through my own experiences I have come through with a completely new attitude and have been able to place much of my experiences, letting down the barriers that could have kept me emotionally stuck.

      It is important with any mental health issue, we learn to understand our experiences and other people’s part in those experiences, because it is in those times, we will learn more about why our lives turn out the way it does.

      That doesn’t condone a parent’s action, it merely serves as an opportunity for us to learn about our life. On our part, we must work on our own mental health. That part is important.

      Honestly, I’m not happy with my own circumstances, what I went through, how many years I was made to mentally and emotionally struggle, but I do see that my experiences have made me stronger through the other end.

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