Psychiatry

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Grófarinn's Psychiatric Team 2017-2018: From left: Eymundur, Elí, Emma, Inga

“Its odd that we are always working with the consequences instead of starting from the beginning and give young people the opportunity to build themselves up instead of waiting until its to late. The fact that it takes months to get help from the school psychologist forces parents to buy services. Many people can not afford that. A lot of young people have a difficult time with their mental health and we maintain that that would not be the case with other illnesses. We can’t cure with medicine, what we need is understanding and support from society and its leaders about the help that is needed for these children as soon as possible. Its more cost efficient to take care of the problem right away." - Eymundur interview in mbl.is

I'm strong and will get through the anxiety

How did your families react when you told them this?

Where did you first get help? How are you feeling now?

In everyday life how hard would you say it was to be bipolar or depressed?

Hi! I have no question but thanks for this tutorial, but it was really cool. I'm a great person.

It is good to see that people can live a normal life with mental illness.

It's so weird that we're always taking on the consequences instead of starting from scratch and giving young people the opportunity to build up instead of waiting until something goes wrong that may be too late. The fact that it takes many months to find a school psychologist often forces parents to buy services. Everyone sees that it costs a lot and many can not afford it. Many young people have difficulty with their mental illness or discomfort, and we believe that this would not be the case if there were other illnesses. We do not cure everything with drugs, but we need understanding and support from the community as well as the authorities so that these children and young people can get help immediately. It saves money to tackle the problem immediately, but costs twice as much if you always want to postpone the problem.

Sources:

Sigrún Daníelsdóttir (2017). Mental health is created in childhood. Retrieved from https://www.landlaeknir.is/um-embaettid/frettir/frett/item32132/gedheilsan-verdur-til-i-aesku

Stuart, H., Chen, S., Christie, R., Dobson, K., Kirsh, B ....  and Whitley, R. (2014). Opening Minds in Canada: Targeting Change. The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 59 (Appendix 1), pp. 13-18. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25565705