Excellent links!Waterbaby wrote:
"Breaking the mental health taboo: 'Please talk about it' By Philippa Goodrich - Business reporter, BBC News"
9 December 2016 - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-38211107" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
BBC World Service "Business Daily" (Radio Iplayer) - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04jh7hx" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
I just wish the word "mental" was taken out of the equation when speaking of "mind overload". That's what it is! An overload of the mind, which like any other part of the body, when it is pushed to its maximum, will require medical assistance.
If we overload our lifting capacity, (as my Grandfather did with ultimate death), our heart cannot take the added strain and will cease to work unless we have medical intervention.
If we shout too loud at the football match, we will lose our voice the next day because we overloaded its volume capacity and possibly require some form of medication to restore it, so how can it be different when our minds are overloaded and require medical intervention but sufferers are being stigmatised as being "a mental case"!
We have to remove the offending word "mental" and that means respected organisations like the HSE, who are promoting awareness of "brain/mind overload", must also remove it from their advertising. They and other groups like them have the power to teach by example, so why not an add-on to this campaign changing the title from mental to mind overload!
We have managed to change people's attitudes and wording when describing different races and the word disability is no longer stigmatised, in fact, both can now have repercussions in court so why are we still advertising "mental" health!
HSE, help us out please!