Creepy but – if you wanna talk shout up 

Sorry for the post bombardment but I thought this one was important.

OK this might sound creepy, and I’m not some kind of Mother Teresa wannabe, but if you feel shit you can talk you know!

I’ve had almost 20 people reach out since I wrote my blog posts. People you’d think we’re entirely happy and people you’d think have their shit together big time. Any they’re all struggling. First of all, you’re not alone!
I don’t get it. If it’s so bloody fashionable to be healthy and wellness is such a buzz word – why is mental health still such an embarrassment?

The thing is. People are reaching out, which shows that there’s work to be done. This isn’t because they’re strange or because they have major issues. It’s because mental health is still such a major taboo. But why?

People are walking around feeling crap and not getting it sorted because there is a stigma. That’s like there being a stigma around cancer and people walking around not telling anyone they’ve got it. How isolating and lonely would that be…?

And whilst you can’t compare illness as it’s all relative. You can understand the point I’m trying to make.

First of all – if you thought you had cancer, or any other illness, you’d tell someone because you’d want to catch it early. So don’t leave your mental health to fester.

If you had another illness – would you be ashamed of your diagnosis? Would you think people thought you were weak because it chose you?

Finally. Mental illness is just as serious and often fatal as any other illness. If it’s left untreated it can become very serious. Get disgnosed and reach out. The only thing to be afraid of is not confronting it. You think you feel bad and that addressing it could make it worse. Trust me leaving it will make you feel worse.

I couldn’t have done this without speaking with my friends! 

And if you want to talk about it. Literally just shout. DM me or whatever. And if you think I’m a knob, then DM one of your friends you trust and send them this link so they can understand.

There is no shame in getting help. Getting help saved me. And it’s something I’m extremely proud of. If you feel crap I guarantee you’ll feel that same sense of pride for getting it sorted one day not too far away.

A brew and a chat can sort most things! 

4 thoughts on “Creepy but – if you wanna talk shout up 

  1. Very true and well written. I have suffered with anxiety and depression on and off my whole life. My earliest memory of being anxious is 6 years old. I’m now 32 years of age and over the past year I’ve hit rock bottom again. Getting help in the form of counselling and meds. I’ve got a long road ahead of me. My family and close friends know. Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of. Reach out and get help. Much love x

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