Okay, so I have no obligation to write about politics. In fact, I avoided social media (minus my personal Instagram account) for at least a month and have been avoiding blogging for two. My goal with this post is to stop surfing the urge to avoid politics out of fear of alienating clients.
Here’s my point of view:
When people have limited access to mental healthcare, bad things happen.
The health policies being pitched by our current government are going to limit access to mental healthcare. Something must be done about this. Like taking precautions to prevent limited access to mental healthcare. I do not care what political entity goes about it. Just for the love of all that is holy, make sure people have access to mental healthcare.
There, I spoke up. I got political. I am pro access to mental healthcare. Blow up my email inbox. Throw a brick through my office window. My stance is controversial. You may need to file a complaint about me to the Michigan Counseling Board.
Really, though, access to mental healthcare isn’t that great to begin with. Now it’s just going to get worse.