World Mental Health Day

Link - http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/our-work/world-mental-health-day/

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... 

RJ X

3 comments

  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.

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  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. :)

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

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