The wellbeing agenda, with its focus on milder problems, can lead to great statistics in a way that doesn’t work for severe mental illness
This is a sentiment I feel I’ve seen from quite a few articles recently.
Not just in terms of statistics, but a more general idea that we may finally be becoming more understanding and supportive of people with more common, typically less severe, mental health issues such as mild anxiety or depression - something that is undoubtedly good and necessary. But that there’s a way in which it’s been somewhat at the expense of folk with extremely serious and debilitating conditions.
I don’t yet have a sense of to what extent this is a real phenomenon or not. But it does seem like it’s an idea that’s in the ether at present.