Speak out. You will thank yourself later.

Alittle change of topic to the usual, but something I feel strongly about.

Everyone has good and bad days. It’s normal. It can be a very stressful world we live in and the pressures can build up. The point is we must learn to recognise when these pressures are becoming too over-whelming and make change, seek help and remember support is always available…all you have to do is reach out.

No one will think any-less of you for doing so. In fact I can almost guarantee they will be proud of you for seeking assistance in whatever form it may be.

I personally have had issues of my own – most of the people who know me well are aware of this. I’m very open about it and hate the stigma that surrounds mental health, I.e that if you have counselling for these issues your not normal, a psycho, deranged etc.

A family member of mine was so shocked when I told them I was going for counselling and instantly tried to talk me out of it in fear I could be carted off in a white jacket to a padded cell. I was simply going for a one to one chat to discover a problem and a remedy. That was 7 years ago and it did me the world of good. Of course I still have bad days, who doesn’t?!? But I hate to think where my mind would of taken me had I not reached out.

Thankfully my down days never lead me to the feeling of self harm – but that can’t be said for so many others.

MALE suicide is often called the ‘silent killer’ as it is the single biggest cause of death for men under the age of 45 in the UK.

The latest figures show that male suicide rates across the UK are three times higher than female suicide rates.

If you have any form of mental illness such as anxiety or depression please reach out, reach out to me if you wish! Join groups and talk with others like you – YOU CAN RECOVER ❤️

https://www.mind.org.uk

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk

https://www.papyrus-uk.org

https://www.samaritans.org