Now, what I’m about to describe for you might seem incredibly suspicious–and maybe even offensive–but I want you to suspend your judgment for a few seconds.
Two more questions:
Instead of searching through the fog for a therapist who may or may not be any good, what if you could search through a database of personal practices and checklists developed by other people?
What if, instead of wishy-washy, over-priced advice, you could scan a list of reasonably priced standard operating procedures that list out, in detail, practical methods to follow?
But that’s not how mental health works.
That’s too impersonal.
That’s too…blankety blank.
I can hear the naysayers howling already (parts of my pea brain included).
But why couldn’t it work?
People pay for all kinds of productized services for other types of health, whether it’s for their physical health or their financial health.
Mr. Tae Bo had a method for your physical wellbeing.
Turbo Tax has one for your financial.
The examples are out there for all other areas of your life–and they are endless.
Part of the problem with getting people the mental health care they need is that we are too scared to talk about potential solutions.
It still is a topic that is untouchable, or, at the very least, touchable by only a select few gatekeepers.
It’s time to change that.
We have checklists, eating plans, workout routines, and a whole host of other practical resources for all other areas of our life.
Why couldn’t we do the same for mental health?