|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.