I am not sure if this has been discussed/asked before (perhaps I should have perused the topic via the search bar before I asked); but, why are people so uncomfortable talking about mental health and/or mental illness?
This goes for not only lay people, but healthcare professionals (including nurses), as well. It's not a topic that involves any graphic nature (such as sex) and it seems to be a growing issue, yet people are very uncomfortable talking about it. Actually, I think people are opening up about sex more nowadays than mental health.
I never really understood why
mental health and mental illness were a taboo subjects.