My sentiments entirely Dale, almost daily I witness people pay lip service to ‘mental health issues’ whilst piling on the pressures that are actually causal.Depression and mental illness is tricky these days because everyone is more aware of it but it doesn't necessarily mean they're better at helping you with it or, more importantly, being nicer people in order to prevent you feeling that way in the first place. When noone acknowledged my depression and anxiety years ago, I could at least tell myself that my ongoing misery was justified. Now that these things are 'supposedly' recognised more, I feel a certain guilt for still not being able to cheer up. Yes, people may be more aware of the problem, but is there any more help than there used to be?
In many ways, it all seems more sinister and insidious than it ever was before: People now feel as if they have a right to access the psyche of others, for the purpose of furthering their own ends. And we’re expected not to notice if it’s done in the name of ‘care’.