The number of people with mental health problems is on the rise, the figures say.
I can't help but wonder, are more people getting mentally unwell or is society becoming an increasingly toxic place to live in? What if a 'mental disorder' was an indicator of what's wrong with our society and not what's wrong with the person?
Certain people and traits labelled as disabled today served as an important survival mechanism in the past. Certain traits and people labelled with a condition or syndrome today would not have had the same issues in the past when things moved slower, the world was quieter and everything wasn't so intense and 'on' all the time.
So, are such people disabled or is it those creating these labels who are the limited ones?
It's important to remember that I do not pretend to sit with all, or any, of the answers. That I don't know more than others. I simply ponder, curiously, out loud and what you do with those ponderings is your choice, as it's your life.
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