From Mad in Ireland: Recently I attended a symposium organised by Community Work Ireland which was called ‘Shifting the Paradigm on Mental Health -A Call to Action-‘. The day aimed to establish or enhance the community work mental health network and to act in making a paradigm shift happening away from the medical model to mental and emotional well-being. In this article, I would like to bring you to fields of medicine that are not explored and understood because we do not care about ourselves enough. Many only bother about their well-being when things go wrong and are devastated when the doctor comes up with a diagnosis. But when we start listening to our heart and we are enabled to express our worries in confidence on a regular basis, we start real prevention, avoiding intervention with conventional medicine which allows psychiatrists to continue their practice.
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