I think that mental health professionals, teachers etc. should try their best to raise awareness of mental health problems so that people are more likely to be open and receive help more quickly rather than people not being able to seek help because of the stigma.
Also, in Wales and Scotland, all schools must have a counsellor available and I think this should be the same for schools in England to allow people better access to the support that they need.
I understand that the mental health services within the NHS are (in general) poor and I think the government should provide more money for this because mental health problems affect so many people on a daily basis.
I think it should be easier for people to access treatments and different therapies-many people are put on really long waiting lists and some people are not offered appropriate treatment because their mh problems are not seen as severe enough-personally I feel that it would help a lot more people offering therapy etc. to more people with 'mild' problems which can prevent e.g. low mood developing into depression, disordered eating developing into eating disorders rather than denying people treatment. I feel that it is better to prevent and treat 'mild' problems rather than potentially admitting someone to hospital etc. when the problem may have potentially been treated earlier.
mental health: what do you think?
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