World Mental Health Day

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Today is World Mental Health Day.

This year's World Mental Health Day - which takes place on 10 October - shines a light on schizophrenia. If you follow the link above you can see all the different areas of mental health that is shown. 

I wrote a post about depression when we lost Robin Williams and this can be found HERE

I suffer from depression and anxiety. Most days I am fine. Some days it is like I am dragging a heavy weight around with me and I struggle to get the characters and stories in my head down onto paper. 

I don't go around wanting to discuss this all the time. My friends and family know how I feel and they quietly support and understand me. 

But... sometimes talking is exactly what we need to do. I couldn't say that I promise to understand anyone else's depression - most of the time I don't understand mine. But I know it's important to listen to others and that talking and admission is where the journey starts.

Hugs everyone... everywhere... 



  1. Thank you for promoting this difficult subject. My big shout: TREATMENT. Many people don't want or fear it, but if you won't seek treatment for yourself, then please do it for the people who love you or live with you.

  2. I agree with RJ & Lucy. Also if it's a job, family member, or friend that's making the depression worse, cut it loose. I know that sounds harsh but I've been a lot better cutting things out that just want to bring me down. Good luck to anyone suffering mental issues. :)

  3. I just wanted to say thank you for posting this. It was brave and kind of you. :-)