Cutting its way through the media frenzy and over-sentimentality surrounding the mental health crisis, this is a book of loving logic which puts emotional well-being and resilience centre stage.
As individuals and consumers in the 21st century, we want everything immediately – and we want it all to be easy and sweet: no unnecessary chewing, plenty of moreish flavour, instant gratification. And therein lies one of the main problems at the heart of the mental health crisis. We have been lulled into thinking all should be instant and off-the-shelf, yet our self-gratifying behaviour is just as bad for our mental wellbeing as it is for our physical well-being.
It’s time for some tough talking. What we all want, and indeed need, is a solution to the crisis – and in Sweet Distress Gillian Bridge aims to deliver that in as straightforward a way as possible.
Packed with realistic and effective takeaway strategies for parents and educators, Sweet Distress challenges under-researched but over-promoted ideology and provides real, evidence-based help and advice for anyone wanting to improve the mental health of those they care about.