Momentum For Mental Health
As more people come out and admit to suffering from a mental health condition, this process will continue to help shed more light on how significant mental health is. Every single thing that we do revolves around psychology and the mind; without it, we’d be walking corpses.
More people are coming out to realize that they are not alone in the battle against mental illness; it is much more common than we previously thought. As a matter of fact, we always knew that mental illness was common. But now, society in general is warming up to the idea that its prevalence and incidence are massive.
We are living in a time where people want to improve, and they want to improve fast. This is the day and age where people want a quick fix and perhaps some pleasure to go along with it; however, there’s a big BUT that comes along with this mentality.
This BUT is: there are no quick fixes to mental illness. Even antidepressants take 4-6 weeks to improve one’s mood and alleviate symptoms of depression, and even then, there is no guarantee. Many patients are on antipsychotics and still have florid psychosis churning in their minds.
Mental health is here in the sense that more people are coming out to admit their pain and suffering. But mental health is also not going away anytime soon. It takes time to heal from a mental illness, and even then, there is never a guarantee that your mental illness will not make a comeback at some point in the near future.
So rather than looking for that quick fix that you will never find, take a seat in that comfy couch or chair and open up to your psychiatrist about everything that is going on in your mind! We are very close to demolishing the stigma that has plagued mental health since the beginning of time.
And without your help, the process only slows down. We need the entire world to join behind The DSM Ready Movement and make mental health the new kid on the block.
Mental health is in. Are you?
Are you Ready? (This is Defeating Stigma Mindfully)