Mental Health Day / #mentalas / "Awareness" - the little lioness
Mental Health Day / #mentalas / “Awareness”
I know many people are past the point of mental health “awareness” and just want something to be done.
Personally, I watch docos like the ones that have been on the ABC this week out of personal (as a patient) and professional (as someone who work/ed/s in the field on mental health and disability) curiousity and interest. Rather than as inspiration porn or freakshows.
Last year I learned more about modern electroshock therapy, and how it’s not the barbaric practice it used to be.
This year, I only watch the comedy show #crackup at the end of Mental As.
Apparently up to 14% of the pop have or have had personality disorders (Like Borderline or Antisocial or Avoident PD), however they didn’t rate a mention (depression, anxiety, bipolar and schizophrenia are the go at the moment). Post-natal depression is also an area I’m used to hearing about that didn’t get a peep tonight. Nor eating disorders!