As 2020 draws to a close, are you hearing a collective sigh of relief?
It’s been a challenging year on so many levels and we’re not in the clear yet.
The thing I worry most about beyond these things is this. We are in a mental health crisis, the extent and severity of which has never been experienced before.
The World Health Organisation recently released a report that shared how in 130 countries surveyed, 93% reported mental health services had either been disrupted or halted as a result of the global pandemic – at a time when those services are needed more than ever.
Which is why I believe the time has come to REIMAGINE mental health and what that might look like.
For too long we’ve ignored the obvious. Our mental health system has been chronically underfunded and failing badly in providing timely and adequate mental health services to those in need.
Throwing more money into a broken system won’t fix it.
It’s time for a new approach.