Why is being Mentally Healthy a Privilege?
Mental health is a hugely stigmatised topic in society. Should you not have access to the education, resources or energy to engage in active mental health regulation when needed, living with mental health difficulties in itself is a tough experience before evening considering societal perception and exasperation of it. Within society, there are negative and often false assumptions attached to both having a diagnoses, and to expressing feelings of mental ill-health in everyday situations.
In addition to the perception and stigma attached, there is also the fact that should you have mental health difficulties, recovering from and regulating mental ill-health is laboursome, requiring consistent effort and energy.
Maintaining positive mental health with ease is seen as a privilege because you do not need to focus extra energy on your mental health regulation, and societal stigma is not something you have to fight against.