Monday, 3 December 2012
Time to change
A better day, but still feeling a bit grotty.
Grotty in my body rather than my brain though, which is the lesser of the two evils.
I read an excellent article this morning as I munched my way through my 2 bowls of coco pops. Check out the link below. There are some scary statistics, which make me realise even more just how many people are suffering in silence.
It also highlights the negative connotations that still surround mental illness.
From my own point of view, when I have to fill in certain medical forms, I hate ticking the box that says 'mental health problems'. Because I don't think I have a problem. The word problem makes you think of difficulty, something that's unsolvable, that's never going to change. And I don't like that label.
I don't mind 'mental illness' or 'mental health issues' that's fine and dandy. Its just that word 'problem' that I hate.
Nobody goes around saying to people with high blood pressure that they have a 'physical problem', so why should it be OK to label mental illness in the same way?
Just a little bit of food for thought for you on this cold and dull Monday evening....