Just when you think a wellness blogger has enough intelligence not to step outside their area of expertise, you get this…. Yes, a wellness blogger with no formal qualifications in metal health has given … mmm well what she thinks is a sure-fire way to combat anxiety, depression and panic attacks. Yes, they have a winning formula on how to “combat it”. In other words this person knows how to reduce or prevent a panic attack, anxiety and depression.
Has this wellness blogger hit the jackpot? I mean, look at the statistics. According to the World Health Organisation it is estimated that roughly 10% of the world’s population suffers from anxiety and depression. Currently the world’s population is roughly 7.4 billion, we are looking at an estimated 74 million people worldwide suffering from this debilitating illness. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America anxiety costs the US only over $42 billion dollars a year, with no cure in sight. If wellness bloggers were smart enough they would patent the formula, and become instant billionaires!! They would be richer than Bill Gates
While some wellness bloggers often have overinflated egos and lack intelligence, and often believe they can cure the world with bone broths and probiotics, they actually need a hard lesson in reality. If only everyone’s feelings, behaviour, emotions, medical history, and life story all fitted into a genetic box, ready for packaging that could easily be put onto a supermarket shelf for everybody to use, so they could cure themselves of every disease, alignment, flaw, illness, condition or symptom, they no longer wanted, who would need doctors? We’d all be cloned, we would be able to get rid of every psychopath, murderer, criminal, ever known to mankind, and Trump would love this!
What these wellness bloggers fail to realise is that mental health is not a one-stop shop. Every individual has a different medical history and different triggers, compared with the person sitting next to them. We are all individuals with different symptoms and genetics, which require different forms of treatment. What works for you will not necessarily work for the person next to you. Mental health affects your physical, psychological and emotional wellbeing, and should only be treated by a qualified medical health professional. Since most sufferers of anxiety and depression suffer in silence, and trawl the internet looking for help in any shape or form. I have create a great list of free resources for you or anyone you believe may need to “combat” anxiety and depression. These are: