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.
We live in an increasingly emotionally abandoning society, where people are isolated and lonely, due to being unable to be accepted and supported.
Society’s attitude of having an opinion and being able to share it, regardless of whether it hurts someone, is also increasing.
And to abusive people’
Freedom Of Speech = Freedom From Consequences = Freedom to Abuse.
Which is so wrong.
Religion makes this worse, with religious abusers, stating mental health is demons, suicide is an unforgivable sin, and church people abusing people continually who have been abused and/or have mental health problems. Church is meant to be a safe place for healing, but this is often not what people find. Instead they find more abuse and judgment. I did.
To religious abusers;
Freedom of Religious Speech = Freedom From Consequences = Freedom To Abuse.
Even more wrong, when done in the name of God.
It breaks my heart that society in general, fails people who need help so badly.
It breaks my heart that abuse and mental health issues are increasing.