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Confused public perception of medical mental health doctors, including psychiatrists

The public have a skewed perception of the medical doctors who are generally seen as expert in mental health – psychiatrists and GPs, or family physicians. While there are some exceptions, in general, the perception that most people have of medical doctors as THE foremost experts in mental health is, regrettably, incorrect.

This is one of the many mental health topics I discuss in my blog, books and courses. If you would like to receive my posts, subscribe to my newsletter through the form at the end of this blog (you can unsubscribe at any time), and immediately receive a short video in which I discuss this surprising reality.

Best wishes,


Just launched! – my online course, “Depression, its true nature: A comprehensive course for mental health practitioners”.

I am delighted to announce the launch of my first major online mental health course, “Depression, its true nature: A comprehensive course for mental health practitioners”.

Here is a link to full information about the course, including a 9-minute information video –     http://goo.gl/Jj05XZ 

This course is directed primarily towards mental health practitioners of all disciplines, including psychologists, psychotherapists, counsellors, psychiatrists, occupational therapists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, social care workers, peer support workers, and those involved in the education of mental health practitioners in all disciplines.

As I see it, mental health practitioners of all disciplines have a key role to play in the necessary changes, but they need to be properly informed and empowered. This is a fundamental intention of mine, in creating this course, and future courses regarding other psychiatric diagnoses such as bipolar, schizophrenia, etc.

There are 3 sections in this course  – 1. The prevailing view; 2. A critique of the prevailing view; and 3. Depression, its true nature.

This course can, I believe, contribute in no small way to restoring truth and accurate understanding, and with these, to the enhancement of hope and recovery.

Please share, thank you!

Best wishes,


Dr. Terry Lynch,

Physician, psychotherapist, mental health author.


Depression, its true nature: A comprehensive course for mental health practitioners: http://goo.gl/Jj05XZ  (click link for information and summary video of course).