Times have changed - PCC blogs on policing and mental health
Times have changed when it comes to talking about mental health.
When I had my own mental health problems, just over a decade ago, I would not have been able to stand up in front of a roomful of police officers and speak openly about it.
As recently as the mid-2000s, it was still a taboo subject.
Something that happened to ‘weak people’. Something you just didn’t talk about.
Now, thankfully, it seems society has moved on. Perhaps thanks to campaigns like ‘Time To Talk’ and the good work being done by charities, perhaps thanks to more responsible coverage in the media, or perhaps down to the likes of Princes William and Harry speaking out, we now have a much more grown-up attitude towards mental health issues...