Here’s whyMany of those who get to hear me rant about mental health know that I often tote individualism as a dreadful thing; not in its entirety, but nonetheless, I think there is such a thing as too much focus on the self.In fact, I can often be heard saying, that without focusing on our nations, there can be no individualism.For me, this makes a lot of sense. If, for example, there’s so much attention on the self, how can a country be resilient? Take national health care as an example. In my travels, I hear all the time, statements such as “I know it’s in crisis, but I just can’t deal with it.” In fact, I hear this statement with such regularity, it’s alarming.So much so, it makes me sick to my guts. Why? Because I know that with every bit of inaction, we allow primary and mental health care to die.
Check out Sick Not WeakSo then, what does right and wrong look like? Well, I admit, it’s not that simple. Nonetheless, they are there.Take the mental health care system. A system that is, like every system in our country, in shambles. Therefore, one can make the easy argument that letting it go, is wrong. Consequently, it’s our collective self-preservation that erodes what’s left.
At first glance, it may seem obvious why mental health matters. However, mental health matters for other reasons too.Tweet