We feel broken because our minds betray us.
And then we find that the system we turn to for help, when we take that step, is broken itself.
There are many challenges and barriers
for people seeking help and treatment for mental-health challlenges and suicidal thoughts.
While some groups are clearly disproportionately affected, few if any are spared the impact of stigma.
From access, affordability, representation, discrimination and other factors,
even when someone recognizes the need for help, they don’t or can’t necessarlly get it.
In the second of two conversations with mental-health advocate Victor Armstrong,
we look at the ways the mental-health care system itself is in crisis.