Mental Health Matters with Caitlin “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” — Mahatma Gandhi This is the first post on my new blog. So firstly, a little bit about me and why I decided to start this blog. Through the day I work as a mental health support worker which I … More My First Blog Post
Is it just me or are more and more people talking about mental health nowadays? People are willing to share their own or others’ experiences, most commonly their struggles. I think this is great and, in many ways, this increased willingness to discuss your own or others’ mental health is positive. Talking about such important … More Should we be starting a revolution of mental wellness, moving away from the focus on mental illness?
“I don’t know why I’m feeling like this, I mean, it’s not like I have depression or anything”. “So many people have mental health now, I’m lucky that I don’t.” ‘Mental health’ and ‘mental illness’ are often used interchangeably within society. This usually means that people are either viewed as having a ‘disorder’ (requiring … More Mental Health or Mental Illness?