Registered On: December 24, 2013
Completely wrong I’m afraid, BRI, and it gives me no satisfaction whatever in saying that. Mental health is an illness like any other, which has been swept under the carpet for far too long — not least because of the stigma associated with it promulgated, I’m afraid, by some of the posters on this very thread.
Mental health would absolutely cripple the NHS. The only reason it hasn’t to date is that it’s been ignored. I can assure you that over the next few years and decades the mental health problems created by lockdown will cost the country billions.
One of the reasons why it’s so easy to ignore mental health is because it doesn’t reveal itself physically, even though its causes are every bit as much a physical illness as cancer. This is now changing, thank goodness, as people are beginning to open up and speak about it more and more, which needs to be encouraged as much as possible.
One of the big problems with the NHS, I’m afraid, is that it hasn’t addressed the mental health issues facing the country. I strongly suspect that the results of lockdown will force this to change. Having addressed one pandemic I can assure you is creating another, though much less visible one.