Mental health... When I was younger I remember my best friend saying "I really hope I never get a mental illness"... I remember being terrified and nodded saying "yeah me too".. Ironically at the time I had one and I didn't know. From the outside you could of passed it off as teenagers rage, or mild depression and so on, but the more I day dreamed the more I dug into my mind, the more I created 'a world of my own.' It was the beginning stages of a mental illness that would become severe when I hit 21.
I had a lot of friends, I was the quiet one who randomly said 'weird' things out of nowhere. Teachers mistook my day dreaming for good behaviour, until they saw my class work.
In school they only touched on the subject of mental health, maybe 1-2 hours per school year. There was no lessons in how to keep a healthy mindset based on proven methods.
For the past 10 years I've suffered with mental illness and I have discovered a few things that have helped me.
As well as my Art I will use this page from now onwards to give brief and useful tips in the comments on helping with mental illness. I won't preach and definitely won't judge as both have been done to me from doctors to family and friends, it doesn't help!
Mental illness is a state of abandonment and helplessness, even if you are surrounded by people. It can devour you but also teach you. And the only help I got was from Google...until I went to a councillor...
| Painting | William Blake, Jerusalem: Plate 25,
Albion and his Tormentors
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