We are happy to be back from our summer breaks and excited to start the new academic year. To kick of this year we will talk about... talking. This month's theme is "You are not alone, you can talk about it."
There’s a belief that talking about mental illness as a disease (the disease model) reduces stigma and makes it easier for people to get treatment. Others think that the best approach to talking about mental health is to focus on the similarities, thinking of mental health problems as a continuum from the normal “being stressed out” to extreme reactions to stress. There’s no easy solution to this dilemma.