We live in a society that demands we be positive all the time. And if we are not, we are failures.
Society demands ‘you must be strong every day!’ or again, you are a failure.
In these demands, I am a failure. I have survived horrific abuse, over decades, but I am still a failure in society’s terms.
This means, those with depression, PTSD etc, are shamed into silence, or hiding their mental health, leading to less people reaching out for help.
There are so many barriers for people with any mental health issues, to reach out;
Stigma, which is abuse due to ignorance and lack of empathy.
Shame, because society demands everyone is a success, empowered and positive.
Religion, which abuses people further about mental health.
Unless all these issues are spoken about and dealt with, more and more people will want to end their lives, due to not seeking appropriate help and feeling shamed into more and more depression, isolation and despair.
This leads to more suicides and this is so tragic. Continue reading