I was watching a show yesterday about cleaning the houses of hoarders and people who struggle with mental health issues that are compounded by them having houses that sometime are literally covered in faeces etc. One of the stats that the narrator said was that 1 in 4 people have mental health issues. Now I'm sceptical of this to a degree as nearly everyone suffers from some form of stress or anxiety but maybe not to a health affecting level. My question is, has the recent amount of mental health publicity actually further damaged the mental health of those who have issues already, or caused people who would have otherwise worked through their issues to accept and thus not deal with them? I appreciate that a lot of people get genuine depression, anxiety and other problems and I'm not recommending a man up attitude to the problem either. I just think that some people would be set up better to cope if they didn't have it thrust in their faces that it's ok? I appreciate this is a sensitive subject, hence speakers corner rather than GD and I'm looking to see if anyone shares similar opinions or has arguments against my (rather undecided) stance.