It was the Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations (PAVO) AGM yesterday, and I took the opportunity to carry out a very informal survey at our mental health team stand. Sticky stars were in abundance, and the question I was asking was:
If you were feeling down, unhappy, anxious, and/or depressed, which of the following “interventions or treatments” would you choose?
If I'm honest, the most interesting thing I discovered from carrying out this small informal survey of AGM visitors, was that every single person had a story to tell about how mental distress had affected them personally. It really made me think again - someone needs to tell Stephen Fry - it isn't 1 in 4, it IS all of us.
PS: Oh yes, and that ranting definitely helps!