My dear friend Penny Hubbard posted this passionate message about mental illness. Courageous words of truth. I promised her I would share it with all our friends, so here goes. Thank you Penny.
I decided to post this message in support of all those who continue to battle with their mental illness.
Maybe if people’s heads weren’t buried in the sand of ignorance and they took the time to understand, instead of judging and thinking it won’t happen to them because they have the perfect family, life would be that bit easier for people that do experience this!
This hits close to home for me, for family and friends who live under this shadow. The days of ‘it’ not being talked about or being taboo should be over.
Yes, it’s sadly true that there are those who milk the system and even sadder that there are those who don’t know just how much help is available out there for them.
In the most difficult moments of life you realise who your true friends are, and the people who really appreciate you.
Unfortunately, most social media ‘friends’ aren’t true friends. They will send you a “like” here and there, but in reality they do not take time to read your status if they see it’s lengthy. More than half will stop reading right here, or have already scrolled on to the next post on their page.
Now, let’s see who will have taken the time to read this lengthy post right through to the end. If you have read everything so far, please “like” it so that I can put a thank you on your page.
More mental health awareness is urgently needed. Just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean people aren’t suffering.
Please, try to spare a little of your time with someone who may just want to talk (about anything). Talking can help us all to cope a little more, keeping things bottled up just makes it worse.
Most people will say, “if you need anything, don’t hesitate to call me, I’ll be there to help you” but will they?
I believe a select few of my friends will post this, to show their support for those who may be struggling. You just have to copy and paste rather than sharing.
I’d like to know who will take a minute out of their day to read this all the way to the end and then copy and paste it to their page, will you? If so, please write “done” in the comments. Thank you. ❤❤❤