Our minds matter. Simple as that. I want this blog to be a place for those interested in or with mental health issues to know they’re not alone. 1 in 4 people are currently experiencing a mental health problem… The probability is if you’re not experiencing it, you know someone who is. 9 in 10 people also face stigma and discrimination every day. Surely, we can work together to try and reduce this?
Our minds are strong places. They harbour so many memories, so much information and they’re constantly in whizz-mode. When you’re wrapped up in all this, your brain freaks out and you feel like you’re standing in the middle of a busy road trying to dodge the cars. BUT YOU CAN DODGE THE CARS. Everyone has different ways of looking after their minds and you can most definitely give yours the care and attention it deserves.
Living with it
Coming to terms with a mental illness can be really tough. Knowing that for the rest of your life it will be there and you’re going to have to learn to deal with it. But YOU CAN DO IT. You can live with it and do amazing things. It took me lost jobs, lost partners and being at an all-time low to realise I could live with my brain. We could co-inhabit the same space and still like each other. There are plenty of ways of living with it; exercise, medication, meditation, mindfulness and so many more things. Like yourself, I’ve tried many of them!
Of course, all of the information featured in this blog is personal opinion and what I’ve found to be useful/not useful. The same obviously isn’t true for everyone, as we know. I hope you’ll find some comfort in my experience and share your own with me. Talking/typing can really help which is why I’ve started this blog. Running is a big help to me too, hence my featured picture being me with my family after completing the 2017 London Marathon.