It makes me so sad to read repeatedly how society doesn’t consider emotional pain/health to be as serious as physical pain/health.
It is so wrong.
It breaks my heart every time I read a survivor of abuse say they are not supported and told to ‘get over it’.
Society has so much stigma, lack of empathy, lack of compassion.
My doctor has confirmed Complex PTSD is the psychological equivalent of cancer and for some, palliative care is all that can be offered.
Society wouldn’t tell people with physical cancer to ‘get over it’.
And of course society is worried they may get cancer, they don’t think they would get PTSD, or any other severe mental health disorder.
So why worry about something you cannot see, and don’t think you will get…….right….
Plus most people don’t have the emotional intelligence, which becomes all to clear in this, along with lack of compassion and lack of ability to consider something not tangible to their own experiences and understanding
Maybe we should just start saying we have ‘psychological cancer’.
Maybe that would reflect the complex PTSD survivor’s journey better?
It’s bad enough I don’t get any medical treatment in the state health system, like I would if it were a physical illness.
Dealing with society’s view of mental health is ABSOLUTELY wrong!
The injustice really bothers me, because people are suffering – and for no fault of their own.
And health is health.
It should be considered equally.
In a fair, just and reasonable world…..