Today is world mental health day – a day that sits very close to my heart. It is SO important to keep talking about it and sharing experiences to remove the stigma surrounding mental health. It is so important to help those who are suffering in silence know that they are not alone. World Mental Health Day is so important to raise awareness and understanding.
I have been battling my own mental health for years now, and I’m not ashamed to say I still have good days and bad days, bad weeks. Mental health is nothing to be ashamed of and nobody should ever be made to feel like it is. If you’re struggling and having a bad day and you can’t do the things you wanna get done, that is absolutely fine. Give yourself a break and rest up and try again tomorrow. Be kind to yourself and celebrate and recognise the smaller things you have achieved, because every little part is important.
You never really know how much the people around you are hurting. A friend, a family member, a colleague, a stranger stood next to you. All these people could be fighting their own battles inside and you wouldn’t even know it. Use your voice to raise awareness and let those in need know that it’s okay to not be okay. Ask the people around you how they are doing, because sometimes, knowing somebody cares is all it takes to turn someones bad day around #wmhd #worldmentalhealthday
A friend of mine, Natalie, wrote a blog post including 5 ways she is improving her own mental health. Give it a read here!