Sunday, 13 March 2016

Why i talk about MENTAL HEALTH.



If you had asked me a couple of years back to openly talk about my mental illness I wouldn't of done it was something that I tried to keep hidden as much as possible and what's scary I think I managed it really well. I guess I did it because I didn't want to be seen any different. One of the things I was worried about was being JUDGED. Mental illness is one thing that quite a few don't understand. And what comes from people not understanding is judgement and people not being very nice. And I was right to be worried about it because it happened. I finally plucked up the courage to tell people and it was the first thing some people did. "You aren't ill because you don't look it" was one of the most said things to me. It made me not want to talk about it. I felt ashamed by my own illness and that went on for a while. But something clicked and I started talking about it. At first if anyone was talking about the topic I would say about me and my struggles and that feeling of being so open about it made me feel good. Because I was finally accepting that I had no reason to be ashamed..

I still don't shout it from the rooftops but I don't hide it. If someone asks or I see someone struggling I try and help with some things that's helped me. That's when I decided I would start blogging about it. Anyone can come across my blog. Anyone that could be struggling with mental illness and wants someone to relate too. Or to feel less alone while they battle through. I don't always write about it for me. But I write for others as well. I no for long enough I felt like the loneliest person and it's not a nice feeling. So if I can do this small thing and it helps someone. It would make me feel like this is all worth while.

Talking/Writing about mental health is so important. It shouldn't be hushed about and people should be able to talk about it without feel ashamed or being judged. I'm glad that we have come along way. But we aren't were we should be. I encourage anyone to talk out and get the help they deserve. Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of and if anyone makes you feel like that. Then they should be ashamed. No one should judge. Especially the ones who haven't gone through it. Every day is a battle . Lets talk out. So we can help and reach more people who are struggling. It's not easy to admit or accept what's going on. But once you have you can start the road to RECOVERY.




1 comments:

  1. I agree it's so important! I am not suffering from mental health issues at the moment but I have done in the past so I am definitely a advocate of talking about mental health to help remove the stigma surrounding it x

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