“If we don’t act urgently, by 2030 depression will be the leading illness globally – Mental Health Foundation, 2016.
As promised, I’ve written a blog post in honour of #worldmentalhealthday.
Anyone who knows me knows that mental health is incredibly close to my heart having suffered with depression and generalised anxiety disorder since I was 16. I also know many people who have suffered/do suffer with their mental health, I work in a children’s and adolescents mental health hospital, and have worked and volunteered in care homes and mental health forensic services in the past.
I know firsthand that mental health illnesses do not discriminate; they can affect anyone, which is why it’s important that it’s something that everyone is aware of and open to talking about.
Today is world mental health day, so if you haven’t before, today is a good day to start talking, to start listening, and to start breaking the stigma.