Excellent post. We should not be ashamed of mental health problems. We should not be made to feel as if those who suffer mental ill health somehow also suffer some kind of weakness of character or moral deficiency.
Today is Time to Talk Day, so I’d like to encourage everyone to take five minutes to talk to someone about mental health. It doesn’t have to be a conversation directly about you or the person you’re talking to, maybe you have a friend or colleague in common who suffers with a mental illness. Maybe you have lost someone recently and spending some time talking about that person will help with the grief.
Whatever it is you decide to talk about, remember that you are not alone.
It is estimated that One in Four people in the UK are affected by some form of mental illness every year. Some of these illnesses will pass over and life will continue on as normal, some will take more time. This is ok and sometimes that’s hard to remember, I know personally that it’s often hard to feel like it’s ok to…
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