With the recent death of both Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, I’ve been thinking a lot about mental health.
While the stigma of mental illness has definitely reduced thanks to some great campaigns and advocates for mental wellbeing, it’s still something many of us struggle to talk about. If a physical health condition was affecting our lives most of us would discuss it. Yet when it comes to our mental health many of us bury it away and just do our best to be ok when our lives are impacted. I know what that’s like because I have been one of those people.
I got thinking, if we say to others ‘it’s ok to be not ok’, then if we’re not ok we need to say how we feel. Knowing others experience mental illness helps. So I thought I’d share my story so others know that they are not alone….