No matter where I look or go, the status quo is constant. Mental health, happiness scales, depression and anxiety are everywhere these days. Not only are more being convinced that they are unstable in the smallest of measurements, but more and more are being forced to conform to the social status of therapy. The biggest indicator that I can decipher is perpetual sickness. A symptom that never goes away, permanently, a symptom that more often than not is shifted constantly.
I believe that more and more, are becoming “sick” since honesty rarely occurs. I don’t mean lying per se, but our lives depend on our ability to blend in and comply. People are not allowed to speak their mind in their day to day lives. Too much is on the line, their job, their way of life and their family. We are maxed out on credit. We desperately need our jobs to survive. We send our children to school, so we can work to provide.
We lack the flexibility to nurture ourselves and our loved ones, since we cannot lose our jobs. The sickness comes from knowing and understanding the narrow margin of error we walk everyday. We cannot speak openly and freely, since our livelihood depends on our ability to be mediocre.
I will say this, mental health for the majority in my mind, is a total scam. Mental health has replaced the coveted family dinner and looking to one’s elders for advice. With that being said, some do need it, yet few truly benefit. How many others would feel relieved to simply speak their mind, to be open and honest when confronted?
The biggest scare for me is not only health records, but the ability for medical professionals to limit one’s rights, though notes and medication alone. Medical records are looked upon as evidence without context in all courts of law. The “professional opinion” has hurt more than it has ever helped.