Ben Hipkiss

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Ben Hipkiss
Posted over 1 year ago
What are the challenges that gifted and creative individuals face at present?
I believe that gifted and talented individuals are held back by todays financial hardships. The increase in the price of living and education has a negative impact on the possibilities these individuals may choose in their pathway to happiness and success ,whatever that may be defined as. It seems a struggle if you are not financially supported to really take the opportunity to make the most of their creativity and talents.
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Ben Hipkiss
Posted over 1 year ago
Mental Health : Still in the dark ages?
Some very interesting replies so far. I currently work in a mental health service in the u.k and see on a regular basis ,people who are so scared or ashamed of asking for help before their crisis ,due to the stigma associated with mental health. As somebody mentioned ,there seems to be a definate difference in the way cultures see mental health and the ways they treat the people suffering with this illness ,will this always be the case or could it be possible to get a multi cultural approach to our services? The treatment of mental health is a very difficult and broad spectrum of trials and luck ,with a mixture of medication ,psychosocial and psychological interventions. Again ,this makes mental health seem inferior to general physical health in interventions offered ,such is the ease to 'fix' a broken leg and the overall difficulty in 'fixing' schizophrenia. Within society today ,the media seem to focus the majority of their time on the negative impacts people suffering with mental health disorders have. It seems to be a very rare occurence where we read stories of hope and strength regarding the path to recovery and that it is in fact a show of true strength to admit that somebody may need help instead of shunning them away.