I have just copied and pasted this because I’m staggered that anyone can really think mental health is so simple. This friend is genuinely a lovely person and has been through some shit times in her life, how on earth does she think like this? I’m struggling with my own mental health right now and I’d love to be able to ‘change my way of thinking’!
Controversial Some people will hate this post & maybe begin slating it (me) behind their phone, some people will embrace it and it’ll encourage them to have a little think.. I honestly don’t believe in depression, I have never had a health professional be able to tell me what it is, I was put on anti depressants when I was in school & even then I knew this was wrong, all because I had a wobble & thought bad things. I think bad things now but I’m far from ‘depressed’ Medication is there to mask the ‘problem’ not solve it, it’s to change your way of thinking, but why can’t you change your own way, after all they’re your thoughts.. why has a doctor who sees you for 10 mins got the ability to tell you you’re depressed & prescribe something so mind altering. You altered your own mind into thinking this way, re-alter it. Stop thinking things on the outside have the ability to change you on the inside.*
I agree tablets are given out way too quickly, I've experience that my self. Was given tablets, didn't take them , did lots of self help and exercise and my mood lifted. Tbf I probably had a bit of PND.
However my mother is 55 and has been very poorly with metal health issues. Tried to hang herself, sectioned a few times All her life since 14 she has been medicated . It's only now after a very rough time she seems stable. No amount of positive attitude garb ever help or would.
I’m embarrassed to say I had a similar view point to hers until I developed post natal psychosis after my first. Sadly people won’t realise the full impact of mental health unless they experience it first hand either themselves or through a family member. Will agree that anti depressants are over prescribed.