Mind the gap

This is a must REBLOG! Original Post by “The Every Day Stray” I hope you enjoy the insight written on this piece as much as I did. 🙂

The Everyday Stray

On the whole, we’re very good at spotting illnesses or impairments. A hearing aid tells us someone is hearing impaired, a wheelchair says someone is physically impaired and when we see a bandage, we know someone is injured. People immediately know what this means and this is what makes visual aids so essential. It’s how we identify who it’s appropriate to offer our seat on the train to, it’s how we know how to tailor our actions and behaviour. We, as humans, are all strongly predisposed to believe in what we can see.

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But take away the visual element and people suddenly become blind. Blind to the illnesses that don’t show up on an x-ray or on a blood test, those that are invisible to the human eye – depression, body issues, sexuality issues, OCD and anxiety, to name a few.

The invisible nature of mental health problems underlies much of…

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