Real issue behind mental illness is lack of support
5/12/2022, 6 p.m.
During the past couple of years, there have been way too many celebrities, such as Naomi Judd, who have succumbed to mental illness. Having to see the accolades of those celebs who fought but lost the battle to their mental health complications is somber indeed.
However, isn’t it interesting how it still takes people of notoriety to shed light upon societal disabilities when there are countless others in supporting life roles struggling with the same issues?
I have shared my own struggles with suicidal feelings and mental health issues, while also acknowledging the patronizing insensitivities encountered from teachers, bosses and even some in the mental health field when shared.
Nevertheless, I do wonder how many people will have to perish before legislators become involved and endorse a statute to fight the real illness behind mental health — the lack of providing medicinal, therapeutic, homeopathic and psychological support.