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For those of you in the UK, did you realise that this week is Mental Health Awareness Week? If you answered yes then that is great and I hope you supported it in some small way. I was not even aware that it was this week so I guess that means that their advertising team for the many, many places that deal with Mental Health have not really done their job. I have not seen anything on the news or in any magazines or newspapers, so I do believe that awareness has not happened.

It is a shame as I am sure it will touch everybody’s life in one way or another at some point. Personally I think they should look at changing the name as Mental can conjure up all sorts of wrong things in people’s minds especially if they have had nothing to do with any health issues regarding Mental Health. I also do not think people know what a huge area it covers in people and the support and care that some people need, while others may just need a doctors appointment and be prescribed tablets.

So many things form under the umbrella of Mental Health, there is also less money and support from the government, meaning some care is so substandard that people are taking their own lives. The Samaritans can only pick up so much as they are volunteers and their are just not enough hours in the day to help everyone. The Councilling you have to pay for and many people just have not got the money for that and there is no help available for that either. I feel that if more was done when patients are first put under the umbrella of Mental Health then there would be less people there now as support and the right diagnoses can help so much in the beginning, making recovery or being put on the right path with help much easier. Therefore making recovery or set help so much quicker.

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Have a great weekend, just putting the heating on as it has gone very cold again 😞



  1. 18th May 2013 / 11:45 pm

    It is just a shame the week was wasted 😒

  2. 18th May 2013 / 11:44 pm

    I really was very shocked, so much more could be done! X

  3. 18th May 2013 / 11:36 am

    I have to say I didn’t know. What a shame is that. I heard nothing about it on the news or radio.

  4. 17th May 2013 / 8:44 pm

    I didn’t know it was this week either – how patriotic are we? I like your point of view on this one and you are right in what you say. I think part of the problem is how ‘mental’ health is perceived, a lot of people believe that it is in your imagination and that it is something that you are in control of. I don’t think it is that well acknowledged (outside of the medical industry) that these illnesses are precisely that – illnesses and therefore unable to be controlled by the person affected. A tough subject to talk about and help with. Thank you for bringing this week to my attention!

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