One in four people will experience mental health problems at some point in their lives. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that depression and anxiety have significant economic impact resulting in millions of dollars lost in productivity. Have you ever wondered about your mental health and overall emotional well-being? It’s normal to be concerned about your own well-being, however what’s not normal is having a problem or knowing someone close to you is having a problem and refusing to do something about it.
Author, lecturer, motivational coach and behaviour change therapist, Dr Joanne Spence says the stigma attached to mental health is making society sicker. The stigma she says is perhaps the greatest barrier to care. Spence has over two decades of experience in behavioural management and counselling.