As someone who struggles with mental illness, I dread the bank holidays.
On bank holidays, mental health support is next to nothing. Most means of resources completely disappear.
On bank holidays, it’s as though mental health stops mattering. People are simply expected to wait until the next working day to seek help – unless they fancy taking a trip down to A&E.
With physical illness, you’re still given the option for walk-in clinics, out of hours doctors and then, finally, A&E. You’re given options for every possible severity of illness.
With mental health, similar options aren’t available.
With mental health, you simply have telephone helplines – which can be busy,… Read the full story