In recent years I have seen a massive spike of people talking about their mental health and trying to break down the stigma that comes with it, for personally this is all to the good, the more people that understand depression is not laziness and just feeling sad and anxiety is not feeling nervous, OCD is not just about tidying or hoarding is to the good.
I read hundreds of mental health blogs every week, I go out and find them and with the exception of a few all of them when writing about treatment talk about what works for themselves, they don’t say well this is working for me, so if you have depression as well it will work for you.
Nearly everyone who is on their mental health journey acknowledges its a long hard road and that they go through many different treatments, drugs and let downs.
I, myself have often said that my depression and anxiety is different to other people, so in that it follows that everyones treatment is different and not only that but everyone is on a different stage in their journey.
Then we come onto the “experts” on tv, who seem to think their one cure system will work and it drives me fucking nuts. As far as I can tell its based on CBT which works for some people but not all and the other thing that drives me mental is they work with a member of the general public for 2 hours and by the end of the programme the person is cured.
But then they never show what happens afterwards, I am capable of doing things outside my comfort zone, but the aftermath is often horrible, they never show that and for me personally I think these experts are doing a massive disservice to people who suffer from mental health.
To show someone can be cured of their phobia or in some cases mental health condition within 2 hours is pure shit and a fabric of their imaginaton, it can take years sometimes and certainly a large amount of follow up appointments and I wish certain trashy tv shows would stop fucking promoting them.