Mental Health and the MMC


Most of the most major nutcases I’ve met at sea seem to have been Captains, perhaps it’s because when they are lower in the food chain they are better able to mask and suppress their mental problems, but once they reach the top the power goes to their heads and their inner lunatic is unleashed.

Working at sea can be not a good environment for someones mental health for several reasons, you can end up on bullies who are not very nice and there is no way of escaping them as you’re stuck on a floating prison. Also if you’re on a boat with hardly any other English speakers who are capable of holding an intelligent conversation, it can lead to extreme social isolation and the resulting negative consequences.


Posted this in another thread just now:


Keep a few of these on hand Capt.