There are lots of different ways of understanding mental and emotional wellbeing.
Traditionally, mental health issues have been seen as ‘illnesses’ with a medical diagnosis. However, this is starting to change. Nowadays, the focus is less on giving someone a label, and more on helping them understand what has happened to them and how it has affected their life. This way, they can better manage their experience.
Of course, different people feel differently about this. Some people find it helpful to get a medical diagnosis, as it helps them to understand what they’re going through and feel less alone. A diagnosis can also make it easier to explain their challenges to others and help them access support. Others prefer not to be labelled as having a ‘condition’ and would rather find a way to describe their experience that feels true to them. And some people don’t fit into any particular label or category, but still find themselves facing issues related to wellbeing.
Issues brings together all perspectives, because all can be useful. So while you will find a few medical terms here, we will never try to label you. Instead, we aim to provide information you can use to find the best way forward for you.
And if you’d like to find out more about the types of support we offer, don’t forget to visit our Therapies page as well.
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