Mental Health 2019

Mental health, or the absence of it, is in the news frequently. Whether it’s addressing mental health in the armed forces, employees in the NHS, children, adolescents, elderly, carers of elderly, the homeless or privileged no aspect of mental health, anywhere in society, is being ignored. I believe it’s a positive situation when society is prepared to discuss mental health without viewing those suffering with mental health issues as morally deficient.  

Mental health is a topic that’s always been there, but until recently has been kept under the carpet or in the closet. What comes out of an honest discussion about the prevalence of mental health issues is how we as a society are going to address the issue, or specifically how to encourage people to come forward with the expectation that they can be helped and supported. Talking about mental health is important, helping people with mental health issues is vital.