It is a pity that people tend to treat mental illness or acute emotional instability like it's a terminal illness or one that is contagious so they prefer to shy away from the topic completely.
Since I do NOT live for man, but for God and country, I share whatever the heck I want to share ONLY WHEN I see that sharing my own story will benefit another human being. There is nothing man can do to me that I can't do to myself, so why worry about what they think. I share things that most people wouldn't dream of sharing publicly. I'll get emails or phone calls from people that I know when they've heard me share something "HUSH - LIKE". Heck, there were times that people were ashamed to talk about SEX, but look at how talked about it is today.......from the preschooler to the very old. The irony in all that is EVERYBODY HAS SEX, BUT NOBODY use to want to TALK ABOUT IT???
Cancer is another disease that use to be "Hush-hush" because people use to be isolated from society when others learned of their cancer. There was a time when people thought cancer was "contagious". I could go on and on about the many things that tend to "hush people up" and make them afraid to ask for help for fear they will be isolated by others if their issue was known.
Adultery gets talked about all the time, and nobody tries to shut that up. There are some people who think committing adultery is OKAY for them to do because.................... (You fill in the blanks).
When mental or emotional health is involved, do NOT shut up about it, nurses because it is the person willing to acknowledge they have a mental or emotional illness who are the SANE ones...whether their problem is acute, chronic, or temporary due to added stress in their life.....Post Traumatic Stress and what not. The ones we need to be wary of are those who have issues, but do not address them, and think nothing is wrong with them, or they don't need help...even temporary help. BEWARE of those INSANE characters. :chuckle
I believe it is my 'CALLING' to share of my life's journey with others because having done so has already proven to be beneficial to so many people I have come to know and love. SHAME is for those who are GUILTY about something they have done in their life to others or themselves. SHAME is not for the INNOCENT who simply have issues that need to be handled in a professional and medical way.
There's a DIFFERENCE in PSYCHIATRIC and PSYCHOLOGICAL health problems. Psychiatric health issues mostly deal with mental chemical imbalances of the brain, etc. Psychological health issues tend to deal with behaviorism...situational crisis...Post traumatic stress syndrome...acute emotional trauma from a divorce, death of a loved one, loss of one's career, etc.
I was hesitant about taking Celexa at first until my doctor at the time explained to me that if I had Diabetes or Hypertension, I wouldn't hesitate to take a medication to make me better, so why would I deny myself a medication to make me better when it comes to mental health issues??? Makes sense...therefore, I took the medication, and it works wonders for me.
Yes...I've had a few people say "You? You take an antidepressant? No Way! You seem to have it all together?"
Of course......you lame brain......of course I have it all together! If I didn't, would I have known I needed help in the first place?
Some people......I tell ya! :chuckle
All health care professionals need to get over the many stigmas that come with a person having mental or emotional issues. This is sooooooooo UNprofessional of any health care worker to NOT be comfortable with caring for patients who happen to be on a medication or more that keeps that person at their OPTIMUM level of mental/emotional health while they are undergoing treatment or therapy by a Doctor of Psychiatry or a Doctor of Psychology.
Another funny thing is for years men use to make women think by the time they were 30, they were all used up, which is why they go running off to cribland to find themselves a babydoll to play with.
Now......we KNOW that is NOT true, don't we???