Why do we find it so difficult to talk about Mental Health?
We talk easily about others, family, events, clothes, aches and pains and so much more, yet we find it difficult to speak, listen and engage with our own state of mind.
It’s a fundamental need to mange and care for our mental health because nothing functions easily if our state of mind is askew, yet many of us give it such a low priority we ignore it.
At one time we could rely on family, friends and community to support us by recognizing when we are not quite in a good frame of mind and would love, laugh, care and carry us through the tough times.
Sadly, today we rely on ourselves more and more not wanting to “bother” anyone.
Together let’s make a change. Pick up the phone, text, email, Skype, message and arrange to meet up and talk, chat and listen to the good and the bad.
When someone tells you something so deep don’t turn away, listen, even if it is for the hundredth time you’re listening and talking might make the difference to them and you.
The old adage of a problem shared is a problem halved is as true today as it has ever been, just in a modern type of caring community, online, over the telephone or in person.
Our wish is for this to be not just for one day but all days.