We have a pretty good mental health system, open to everyone—if you’re in crisis. After that, it’s fragmented and unevenly distributed. If you have chronic problems that haven’t responded well to treatment, you risk falling between the cracks… for years. You’re not alone.
Not everyone will get better, but many more people could. Common mistakes are made, potential causes and treatments not explored—repeatedly. Don’t get caught by one of these traps when you don’t have to. It’s time to learn what you need to avoid these traps, and work with the system so you have a greater chance to get better. Find out:
What physical issues can affect your mood or thinking?
What important tests has nobody ordered?
How do you make the most of a psychiatrist consultation?
Are you waiting longer than you should be?
Are you seeing the right treatment provider for you?
Have you been correctly diagnosed? Are you sure?
Are your medications or therapy making things worse?