There has been some great progress in how we talk about mental health. Many high-profile celebrities and sports people have come out and spoken about their struggles with mental health. They get words of praise, enthusiastic respect and often invitations to speak to captive audiences about their experience. Only good things can come from this …
Tag: lived experience
Not all heroes wear capes.
You don’t have to be an expert to help
I remember back in the 1980’s if you were having mental health issues your GP would refer you to a psychiatrist. Treatment was highly structured and based on the biomedical model of disease. Essentially mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety were based on the idea that there was a chemical imbalance in the …