I think what bugs me the most about these campaigns is all the emphasis on “reach out,” as if this would miraculously make everything all better. I have no desire to talk to some volunteer on a crisis line who’s going to try to convince me that I don’t actually want to do after all, and then call the cops when they can’t convince me.

Until there’s treatment that’s effective and available for everyone, not much is going to change.

Mental health blogger | Former MH nurse | Living with depression | Author of 3 books, latest is Managing the Depression Puzzle | mentalhealthathome.org

Mental health blogger | Former MH nurse | Living with depression | Author of 3 books, latest is Managing the Depression Puzzle | mentalhealthathome.org