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May = Mental Health Awareness Month

How do people feel about that.
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Reply #1 posted 05/05/21 10:35pm

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There should be awareness all year round but it’s good it exists so people can be educated about mental health and stigma. I do think there’s more awareness now compared to 20 years ago

I’ve also had experience working in the mental health sector and want to continue it
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Reply #2 posted 05/06/21 12:44pm

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How someone else feels about a month focused on mental health is irrelevant. As noted, mental health should be a focus all the time. It's not taboo, it's not someone being "crazy" or "nuts," (both of which are dismissive disrespectful terms). It's only been in recent months that I've learned about how trauma and anxiety have been in my life on a bigger level, and didn't even realize I was maneurving with those in tow.

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #3 posted 05/06/21 1:29pm

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It is definitely something one doesn't talk about outside of family even if then. Trying to understand the "disorders" one is born with and those triggered by life is a handful because they aren't fully understood even by professionals.
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Reply #4 posted 05/06/21 3:18pm

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Alright, so we have half the population (or people responding about this topic) thinking about Mental Health Awareness as something they are recovering from with a negative history and we have half of the responses talking about experiences with being completely healthy.

I'd like to say that the biggest issue that I have found when facing any aspect of health awareness is the fact that mental and physical health are treated as two completely different aspects of health. In my experience, as soon as I begin expressing how I am doing emotionally, I get sent to a psychiatrist and as soon as I start explaining to the psychiatrist that I have experienced and witnessed a lot of physical health challenges, it's would you like some pills?

I agree that trying to understand the disorders is a handful.

And that I need rest and relaxation but someplace else.

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Reply #5 posted 05/07/21 8:08am

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Apparently it's not new.


Mental Health Awareness Month (also referred to as "Mental Health Month") has been observed in May in the United States since 1949. The month is observed with media, local events, and film screenings.[1]

Mental Health Awareness Month began in the United States in 1949 and was started by the Mental Health America (MHA) organization (then known as the National Association for Mental Health). Each year in mid-March Mental Health America releases a toolkit of materials to guide preparation for outreach activities during Mental Health Awareness Month. During the month of May, MHA, its affiliates, and other organizations interested in mental health conduct a number of activities which are based on a different theme each year.




This year it's focused on bipolar depression.
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Reply #6 posted 05/07/21 9:27am

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onlyforaminute said:

Apparently it's not new.

This year it's focused on bipolar depression.


i think that's because in the dictionary of mental health they have only made it to the letter B in the entire history of everything.


i appreciate the history lesson.
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Reply #7 posted 05/08/21 10:24am

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Yes mental health should be the focus all the time. And the stigma should be removed. But of course we don't live in a perfect world.

I heard on the radio the other day someone referring to the loneliness aspect experienced from lockdowns as crushing to the soul. Hmm. Can't say I disagree, but there's long term loneliness. And there's also harassment in addition to loneliness which should be in a category all by itself. Crazy inducing? Probably.

Face it, 50,000/100,000 years ago, there is no such thing as loneliness, not in the human kingdom. If anybody gets cast out, they won't find the resources to survive in solitude. So evolutionarily there's no continuation. Which is why we as a species are very social. And if a lion gets booted out of a pride, or chimpanzee from a troop, the same thing happens. They don't live long enough to go mad or pass on their genes. Humans on the other hand have been conducting this mad experiment on themselves, really since the dawn of the 2nd industrial revolution where employment becomes valued above anything else and community is pretty much pushed to the bottom of priorities.

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Reply #8 posted 05/08/21 11:14am

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heartpeacesheart said:

onlyforaminute said:

Apparently it's not new.

This year it's focused on bipolar depression.


i think that's because in the dictionary of mental health they have only made it to the letter B in the entire history of everything.


i appreciate the history lesson.

I needed a point of reference. Mental Health is an extremely broad field. Take schizophrenia for instance, not a whole lotta conversation happens surrounding it but it accounts for a huge percentage of the mental health spectrum. It's a complicated issue. It scares people.

Bi polars a big one too. A lot more conversation still not easy to understand.
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Reply #9 posted 05/08/21 2:42pm

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I started the topic but I can't even elaborate anymore at the moment. So much for being brave.
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Reply #10 posted 05/12/21 11:47am

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Came across this YT channel of a female sociopath. She says she's npd/narcissist. I find it interesting because it's basically unheard-of yet we know they exist. She seems very forthcoming with her information. Didn't know there's a wide of range with what's called cluster b disorders. A bit dizzying there seem to be crossover into other types of disorders. Funny to hear "normal" called neurotypicals.
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