Today is the 25th anniversary of #mentalhealthawareness 💖 I know many people won’t read this, but i feel this is important for me to write.
I read up a lot on mental health, trying to familiarise and understand myself amongst many other people. Going back a year I made a documentary with two others surrounding anxiety and depression, it was one of the hardest but most amazing things I’d ever achieved as it tackles the stigma around the subject.
Moving forward a year I don’t see how mental health has changed. The fundings been cut more and more. It’s still highly stigmatised and It scares me how the 2000 millennial babies of the UK have the worst mental health well-being in the world. Not to mention how our whole generation is so sucked into social media, looking into others ‘fabulous’ lives. Which ultimately damages our own and makes us feel hopeless, incapable and inadequate.
We live in a world where if someone breaks their leg, we go to sign it instead of help. Or someone asks a question, yet we don’t listen and just reply. The biggest problem being; we listen to reply, not to communicate and help one another.
There are plenty of good people out there that will listen to your worries. Or just a friendly voice of reassurance. Our NHS do struggle with the amount of people trying to get help, but they try their best. So if your feeling low, or you have been struggling, don’t be afraid to speak. Don’t suffer in silence. Someone will always listen and help you. Mental health is just as important as any other health condition. Just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean it doesn’t matter.
The Mix - 0808 808 4994
NHS time to talk - 01273 696011
Samaritans - 116 123
Mind - 0300 123 3393
These are just a few of the many helplines and phone numbers you can call 💖