Apologies for the lack of a #TOTW last week, but as you saw I was away in Venice for the weekend, so I decided to have a break from blogging! I’m back this week with an extremely important message for my #TOTW:
‘We must treat a broken mind with same urgency as a broken leg’
#IfOnly #MentalHealth #MHcrisiscare http://www.theguardian.com/social-care-network/2015/jul/03/alistair-burt-we-must-treat-a-broken-mind-with-the-same-urgency-as-a-broken-leg …
It’s always frustrated me that for some reason or other it appears “acceptable” to have a crisis of a physical nature such as a broken leg or a wrist – something which I see on a daily basis. However, when it comes to a broken mind, people seem to be less forgiving. Why is this? What reason is there for giving someone the comfort they need when they brake a bone, but not being so understanding when they are suffering with matters of the mind? Just because someone doesn’t have their head in a plaster or a bandage doesn’t mean they they aren’t hurting and in need of some TLC and understanding – just as you would if they were hobbling around on crutches.
We *ALL* have friends and or family that are suffering in some way shape or form, and so remember that this may not always be visible to the naked eye. It doesn’t make the suffering any less real.
Thanks for taking the time to read.