The stigma that is attached to difficulties in mental health can make recovering from mental illness harder. According to The Mental Health Foundation one in four people will experience a mental health problem at some point in their lives.
Most people who have a mental illness recover fully or learn how to live and manage it but often symptomology worsens because of the mental health stigma.
Coping with everyday life and having a mental illness can be difficult for some people, but others can manage. As mental health affects everyone differently it can be difficult for people to come together and talk about it.
Talking about mental health should be a natural thing to do. It has been said that if you were physically ill you would go to the doctors and tell someone - so why is there a stigma to talk to someone about mental health? Why is there such a disparity between physical and mental health. No matter what the health issue is you may need help to get better so talk to someone, even if it isn’t a doctor, to let them know how you are feeling.
Mental Health Counselling
At Salford Counselling, there is a safe place to talk about all things mental health. If you are suffering from a mental illness visit you may access support from your GP. Talking therapies such as counselling may be recommended to help you get better or to help cope with your mental illness.