Friday, 6 February 2015

Quietly suffering

I believe that the mental health services, and those who provide these services, need to recognise that it is not only extreme behaviour that needs to be recognised, but also extreme emotions.  Those who implode and self-destruct will always tend to be ignored, and are often misdiagnosed or not diagnosed at all.  It is wrong, and can potentially cost lives.

I also believe that they should help more with social issues, such as housing problems, and not go into "not my department" mode so readily.

The fact that mental and physical health are so closely connected, is also not recognised as much as it should be.  You cannot treat one, but ignore the other.  It simply does not work. 

Not much else to say at present, but felt the need to say something.  Peace and blessings to all who read this post.