Well hello internet. It has been quite a while since I posted on here, and I’ve been waiting for the right time to return to blogging. I decided that today is that day.
It’s World Mental Health Day today, and while it’s great seeing all the people and companies trying to raise awareness, I feel like mental health is something we should all be aware of every day.
When I typed “World Mental Health Day” into google, I was met with a list of famous people who support this day. Instead of supporting a cause for a day, we should be supporting the people who live with mental health every day. The stigma surrounding these issues still exists, and a lot of people don’t get the help they need. I desperately wish that instead of suffering in silence, people who suffer with mental illness could find the hope that they need to help them. The number of people struggling with mental illness is huge, and a lot of the time it’s people we wouldn’t expect.
Depression and Anxiety have been things I have seen first hand for many years, with both friends and family, and not everyone making it through their struggle. It breaks my heart knowing that not everyone gets the help they need, so raising awareness of these issues is very important to me.
We all need to take the time to look after ourselves, but if you can be there for someone else then that’s amazing. I hope that educating ourselves about mental health and the channels available for people to get help will reduce the risk of lives being lost in future.
Sending love to all, on World Mental Health Day, and every day <3
Samaritans is a free 24/7 confidential phone line that anyone can call if they need it. You can also visit them or email them if you prefer. Their number is 116 123, or click here to find out more.
You can also find out more about mental health at www.mind.org.uk
Alternatively you can see your GP for further advice.