Healthy Minds. Healthy Lives.
The Mental Health Foundation of Australia (Victoria) is the oldest Mental Health Association in Australia, established in 1930. First, mental illness” is pretty much universal and there isn’t really any way to escape it. Nearly all of us are going to experience it or are going to be exposed to it. For example, almost everyone is going to experience some form of depression in our lifetimes in varying severities.
If such an approach were taken by a documentary team interested in the experiences of those with mental health difficulties, it would be unsurprising if that raised significant concerns from people experiencing mental health difficulties and those working clinically with those people.
Those CBT approaches that focused more heavily on improving problem-solving skills often showed greater reductions in suicide attempts than comparison treatments, which focused on a combination of medication management, supportive therapy and crisis intervention services.
Any kind of mental health problem can be an intensely isolating experience as the individual concerned cannot help how they are feeling so the understanding and support of family and friends can be of enormous help for someone struggling to cope with their depression.
Below are a collection of videos I have researched watching them all one by one and that I feel could help people learn about mental illnesses and also help people with certain mental illnesses know they aren’t alone and can be a ‘pick me up’ on their worst days with tips of how people going through the same as them cope.