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Bobbisox1 | 09:43 Sat 18th Sep 2021 | News
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This in no way knocking the fact it’s happening because it is but I can never remember as a child myself ,anyone ever suffering from it or did we just ‘get on with it’? and yes I’m certain that that’s because it’s recognised now too ,what causes this in such young people I wonder, no link , it’s a small clip on Sky news

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I think, therefore, there is too much of an issue about mental health at present. Having 'mental health' problems myself which were never called mental health problems in my early years. It seems to be very much in vogue now to call the smallest things mental health problems. (Megan Markle springs to mind).

Whilst I have real empathy for people (and of course children)with real mental health problems, I think it's all got out of hand. I would imagine with some children that are being assessed as having mental health problems, it will give them real mental health problems.
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What a great answer Lofty, I could not agree with you more on your assessment
I lost my first sentence in that answer! Probably due to my mental health!
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( snigger) but in a nice way :0))
Surely if you don't have mental health you are brain dead? Just wondering.
I too agree with Lottie.
Sorry, pat ....

Which do you prefer ?
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I just wonder how children get to such a stage to be diagnosed as such ?
Bobbs, you and I are the same age more or less, (I'm 6 days older than you!) and I think when we were young, things weren't spoken about as they are today.
Cancer was never spoken about either, it was all very hush hush.
Don't think we ever heard of ADHD either but we hear about it all the time now.
Things are very different to when we were kids.
Hi Bobbs and all. As a child I would be outside from dawn to dusk playing street games. All youngsters seem to do now is walk round clutching a smart phone.
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Yes Barsel, that’s the only explanation I can come up with also
I think it has been around many years, I lost a foster brother to suicide when I was 12 - we were told he was ‘troubled’ he obviously had mental health issues.
I have a friend who works in child mental health and he constantly sees this‘argument’ and it makes his job very difficult
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Hey Sparkly , lovely seeing you,I know it’s a generational thing but I recall, my childhood days as happy and carefree without stresses
I agree with Barsel. Children were shielded from worries in the past but now, because we think it's progressive, everything is spoken about and very often before children are old enough to understand. We no longer allow children to be children.
Happy days indeed Bobbs. Spent many a happy hour watching the girls doing handstands against a wall with their skirts tucked in their knickers,lol.
Naomi 10.13 = Exactly
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^^^^ hahaha
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Sorry the haha’s were for Sparkly
Children should be allowed to grow up at their own pace. I was a forces brat and we never stayed in one place longer than 18 months, more often it was a lot less. Hard to keep friends and each new school had a different syllabus so I learnt a little about a lot but not a lot about anything. I was always the new kid which was tough at times. It was hard for us kids but that was life and we got on with it. Now days people seem to make a fuss about everything which can stress the children out and then that is the beginning of the trouble.
When the majority of ABers were children, there wasn't as much pressure on us to 'fit in' with any perceived notion of how we should look, how we should dress, how we should behave, etc. Sure, many of us wanted to look like those beautiful girls or handsome, square-jawed men on the glossy black and white photos we collected. (That's why many of us began smoking). But it wasn't a 24/7 'thing'. Now, with social media, it is hammered into our children's heads, day in, day out, that if they are not a certain shape and don't dress a certain way, wear the latest branded clothes, use the latest technology, they are 'freaks', they do not 'belong'. They are made to feel worthless. And their peers are only too willing to remind them of their worthlessness on almost every post on whatever app is trending at the time.
As kids, we never had that sort of pressure put upon us. I'm just glad i was a kid when those things didn't matter.

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