WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY 2016

This is just a quick but very important post to remind everyone that today is mental health day. If we do not act now, depression will be the leading global illness by 2030. I know that it is easy to overlook mental illnesses as things that cause us to suffer physically are far more obvious. Nevertheless, mental illnesses are just as debilitating as a physical ailment. As a sufferer of anxiety and depression, the most common mental disorders in Britain, I am aware of just how immobilising these conditions can be. So if you know someone who suffers from a mental illness I urge you to sit down and talk with them as it is the little things that can make the biggest difference. Also, if you are a sufferer like me, I hope you can have the courage to open up and speak about your problems. OWN IT. Mental illness no longer has to be something we shy away from talking about. It is so important to educate people on the matter and save future generations from feeling alone and helpless in already very isolating illnesses.

For more information on mental illness visit The Mental Health Foundation, Time To Change, Mind and Rethink. 

To talk to The Samaritans call 116 123.

Lauren.