This is the reality. Yes, raising awareness is a good thing. Letting people know they are not alone and eliminating stigma are great things. But….
Having mental health awareness means more people will be able to recognize signs of mental illness, seek care for themselves, and support others. So here comes the bad news. We’re not able to help all of those people address their mental health concerns. Why? Because there are not enough providers, mental health care is expensive, and treatment doesn’t always mean someone is going to getting well.
We have to find ways to make sure people are able to access resources that will actually help them. That’s the next step, and it’s a step that is absolutely necessary. There are more details in the link below.