Mental health issues

Mental health is the psychological state of someone who functions at a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioural adjustment. To admit we deal with issues, or even recognise we have emotional issues is the hardest thing we will ever do.

It is sad that in the 21st century, we still don’t openly talk about things and say how we feel. Instead we ignore and isolate our feelings in the hope those feelings will go away, without us looking for outside help.

There needs to be a shift in how people come to discuss their feelings, with information being made more readily accessible, so we lose the stigma surrounding mental health. More people would come forward if the stigma wasn’t there. Mental health issues need to come out of the shadows.

It shouldn’t matter who knows we’re struggling. But people with mental health issues are still being stigmatised. We need to be open and honest about mental health and put the stigma behind us in the 21st century.

It needs to become less of an issue and more of a topic of conversation, so it’s something we don’t shy away from, but learn to deal with and talk about.


24 Jan, 2014

4 thoughts on “Mental health issues

  1. Yes I agree with you on this. Mental health needs to be out in the open more.

    If more people got help for their problems I think the world would be a happier place. People shouldn’t have to suffer quietly. There are things they can do to make things better for them.

    I had a little depression and recently it had gotten worse and I spoke to my practitioner about how I was feeling and she helped me and now I feel much better, even though I’ve been going through an especially stressful time.

    People shouldn’t have to hide from their mental health problems and it shouldn’t be a hush-hush topic.

    1. Thanks Lisa. Ditto, I agree with you. So sorry to hear you’ve been dealing with depression lately.

      With your doctor’s help I hope you continue to feel better.

  2. I agree there is way too much stigma associated with our mental health and while much has improved in recent years, much is still not discussed or understood and so swept under the carpet.

    It is very much something that we should all be happy to talk about and in doing so will more fully understand.

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