Now, why would we be discussing responsibility where mental health is concerned? Let’s break it down. Firstly, what is responsibility? It’s a value that people talk about without really ‘getting the depth’ of its meaning.
To be responsible means to be accountable fully for what is within one’s control- finishing what you start, taking whatever roles you wear to their best potential and most importantly, owning your actions and thereafter the consequences of these actions. Responsibility also means taking action even when consequences will or might be challenging.
In a nutshell, being responsible means going beyond the ‘status quo and being willing to own your life.