Happy Sunday to you all! ♥
I hope you have been well. Lately I’ve been tied up with a new course that I’ve been doing, which is why I’ve been a little inactive but I do have some posts lined up for next month. ☺
Mental Health Awareness Week
This week was Mental Health Awareness Week and it’s been great to see the amount of people that have been raising awareness about mental health in the U.K. I had been following some of the articles about mental health in the U.K and it’s shocking to know that a study by the Mental Health Foundation, found that “only 13% of Britons are living with high levels of good mental health”. It’s not until we see the statistics that mental health is put into perspective especially since the topic is, for the most part, quite neglected.
Despite there being countless studies showing otherwise, mental health and people with mental illnesses are marginalised and isolated as if there mental health problems are a rare case that is something to be ashamed of – which is a whole load of rubbish. We are all inclined to experience a mental illness just as much as we experience can problems with our physical health. The real issue lies in being able to provide the right support system for each other and helping those around you feel comfortable enough to speak freely about their experiences.
I found this quote online that I think perfectly sums up my attitude towards mental health.
“Never give up on someone with a mental illness. When ‘I’ is replaced by ‘we’, illness becomes wellness.” – Shanon L. Alder
If we give those around a little bit more support, time and attention, then we would easily be taking steps in the right direction for mental health.
I hope you all have a lovely week a head. ☺
To read the full article on the study by the Mental Health Foundation, click here.