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World Mental Health Day 2016 Watch


    (Original post by Airmed)
    I've read elsewhere that you've had a bad experience with mh services etc. I was sorry to read that, because I have had my fair share of being messed around also.

    However, no one here on TSR is jumping on the bandwagon when it comes to mental health and promoting it in order to reduce the stigma. We actively promote this throughout the year. This is not a one off, a yearly thing, for us. Your bitterness, in a way, disrespects the hard work put in by the site to raise mental health awareness.

    If you feel as if though that people are bandwagon jumping, then there is a simple step you can take: talk about mental health yourself. Be open about it. Because the more open we are, the less bandwagon jumping as people will be more willing to discuss such things daily, rather than on a certain day or week of the year.

    Anyway, I've said my piece. We are all entitled to our opinions. I respect yours. I just don't agree with it.
    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    I don't know where you get the idea this is some kind of bandwagon. Take a look at the MH forum any day of the year and you'll see people talking about mental illness and people trying to offer advice - even if that advice is just "you're not alone". I know obviously us offering or seeking advice isn't the same as seeing a psychiatrist, but, as you seem to be well-aware, there are often huge waits and during those people can seek out other support. It can also be a kick up the ass. I think I probably never would have gone to my doctor if it wasn't for the responses I received when posting asking for advice here and I know that's the case for many other people too.
    Just because it is posted on TSR doesn't make it about TSR or the mods. There is no need to jump straight on the defensive because I criticized WMHD.

    It was about WMHD, something which TSR doesn't run, just takes part in. In fact one of the only organisations I have even seen taking part.

    To repeat myself...

    (Original post by Willy Pete)
    I hope that clarifies my position, I don't intend to discredit the volunteers who as I understand can be very helpful.
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