Don't let crisis tip you into serious mental illness
It is incredibly difficult to stay psychologically healthy when you are beset by a serious crisis. Metaphorical Therapy is designed to help you make the best of the worst of times.
Survive crisis by manning the fort
No matter how mentally robust or psychologically resilient we think we are, circumstances can conspire against us in ways that drive even the strongest of us to our knees. It’s easier to stay up than it is to get up after being knocked down.
One moment it’s an ordinary day then suddenly everything goes to hell in a handbasket. We’re ambushed by an unexpected death, the diagnosis of a dread disease, the loss of a job, a financial catastrophe, or even an unforeseen global pandemic! One or more of these happening at the same time creates a perfect storm that can permanently damage your mental health.
The metaphor we use to help you survive a crisis is “Manning the Fort”. Under siege the wise commander recognises the importance of basics like clean water, fresh healthy food, training, exercise, getting enough sleep, keeping up morale, rallying the troops, and focusing on the truth that the siege won’t last forever. As it is for the commander of a fortress under siege so it is for the individual beleaguered by crises.
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Mental health conditions cost Australian workplaces $10.9 Billion a year.
A BeyondBlue/PwC Report has shown that untreated mental health conditions cost Australian workplaces $4.7 billion in absenteeism, $6.1 billion in presenteeism, and $146 million in compensation claims. What’s more, recent research assessments, utilising a human capital approach, estimate the global economic burden of mental illness is skyrocketing from US$2.5 trillion in 2010 to US$6.1 trillion in 2030.
The winter of depression
I am often asked: “How can I help someone suffering from mental illness?” The answer is surprisingly simple. The key lies in the empathy that can only come from a clear understanding of what they’re going through.