Here is the first article on my new website, http://sociallyminded.org. My aim is to destigmatize mental health issues, by starting open conversations and looking at ways we can improve the diagnosis and treatment of so-called mental disorders. Sign-up to my new website for more info.
Throughout this global pandemic, we have discovered that our health is not something that we should take for granted. It is not just our physical health, but our mental health that has taken a battering over the last two years. We have become even more isolated than before and it is not so easy integrating back into a society that has been forever changed.
Coupling this with the stigma surrounding mental health issues, it is no wonder that we are having problems reconnecting with the outside world. Even in the mental health industry, there is a long history of trying to fit everyone into neat little boxes – where the so-called ‘normal’ is an unreachable fantasy. Normalcy is a fine thread that we strive to keep together in order to fit into a society that has been imposed upon us. Who here would have actually chosen to live in a…
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