I want to be an inspiration, to say is okay to talk about mental health, it’s okay to talk about your mental health to people you trust and love you. I know we live in a world where everybody judges everybody but you know, it takes courage to speak up. You will be surprised how some people can be very compassionate and want to help. Those who do not give a hoot kick them to the kerb, they are not worth it.
Seeking help is also a major step, it means you have admitted that your not feeling great and you want to get better. Most GP’s are supportive and will do anything to help you get back on your feet. Wether it’s medication, CBT, a mixture of medication and therapy there is something that is available to help you feel more like yourself again.
Many people suffer with mental illness more than you may realise, most people at some point develop depression and you know what we are all human. Anything can be trigger wether a bereavement, marriage breakdown or being in debt its normally when you feel like your life is spiralling out of control. The more people who talk about mental health the more the stigma will fade from it. Lets break the silence.
Anybody can be suffer with mental health issues including those who have everything in the world like wealth, a great career and huge mansion In the country, celebrities are no strangers to mental health as many have opened up about their struggles to de-stigmatise mental health.
David Beckham- he suffers with Obsessive compulsive order
Lady Gaga- Post traumatic stress disorder after she was raped in her teen years.
Nicole Scherzinger- Bulimia
Oprah Winfrey- Anxiety
Pete Wentz- manic depression
Catherine Zeta-Jones- bipolar disorder
Miley Cyrus- depression
Drew Barrymore- became addicted to drugs and alcohol and attempted suicide
Gwyneth Paltrow- post-natal depression
Demi Lovato- anorexia
Russell Brand- bulimia and drug abuse
These are a handful of celebs who have been open about their struggles and there are many more. They are incredibly brave people who are in the public eye and have had to attend many public outings and so forth putting on a brave face yet having daily struggles. The effort that would have taken would have been immense, anybody knows how mental health can affect you physically too.
Break the silence, de-stigmatise and make everybody aware of Mental health disorders.