Often we don't realise how lucky we are.
Browsing through thoughts and articles here and elsewhere, I often realise what a privilege it is to be in places/countries that actually have sound medical facilities...
I seeked help twice. Both left me more hopeless then ever. Esp the medical route (psychiatric) was an utter disaster.
I have not been properly diagnosed yet. And I am worse then I am before I seeked help.
And I happen to be one of the lucky ones - because I actually have the finances to be able to reach out to even them. Even my parents and friends were somewhat okay with it although they don't know a lot.
Most people either don't have money (health insurance is a elite concept here) or can't seek even the almost negligible help because of stigma.
Things are better in the big cities and are definitely improving with help being available online and all. But the quality is questionable.
In a nutshell, it's a ' I was crying because I didn't have shoes till I saw someone who didn't have legs' kind of situation.
It's so easy to take things for granted. But we should be nothing but grateful for them.
#Depression #Anxiety #cost
#medicalhelp #help #Diagnosis #Stigma #Gratitude