26 May 2023

Mental Health Awareness Week

 

Photo is one of my arty farty shots :0)


Last week was Mental Health Awareness Week.  

Mental health is something that many people don't even think about.  Something that is mentioned in the news or in passing.  The thing is, mental health is very real, and for those who struggle with theirs it's important for other to understand the impact it has on their lives (or at least try to).

I've had a few struggles with mine over that last seven years.  Even more since menopause.  I've had some down days, some very down days but also some very positive ones.  I'm lucky to have a great group of family and friends who support me when I'm having a blip.  Most people I know want to help in any way they can, and I in return, help them when they are in need.  There are some who just don't want to know, and that is absolutely fine.  I have learnt that it is not my problem if people don't Get Me!  It's their problem and one they have to sort out for themselves.  Who knows they may have their own mental health problems but just can't reach out and ask for help.

If you are suffering with your mental health, please know, you are not alone.  You are important.  You are loved.  Reach out and ask for help.  It will come to you from the most unexpected places.






6 comments:

  1. So very true. People can be very quick to judge without realising what may be going on behind the scenes.

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    1. I know many people who you would never think were struggling as they hide it so well. We all cope in our own way I suppose.

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  2. I like your arty farty photo - buttercups? A very important message to share. Glad you have a community of caring friends & family to buoy you up during the difficult times. I am sure your fur family have been of great benefit, I know my fur girls are some of the best therapists.

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    1. Yes they are buttercups. They were a very small patch in the car park but came out looking like a meadow. My fur boys cheer me up no end as they are happy to see me with no agenda attached. Just happy :0)

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  3. As a teacher I have learned mental health in our students has been a major issue since the pandemic. It never hurts to talk things through. Thanks for the reminder.

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    1. So true. I work in a special needs primary (elementary) school and quite a few of our children need help with their mental health. We even hold workshops for parents as it benefits them as well.

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