Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Depression Awareness Week.

A topic I have covered in many of my posts as it's a constant part of my life.
But why is that we are still so ashamed of it? 

Stigma. Stigma. Stigma!

This week is Depression Awareness Week.
Depression is a very scary thing for those who have to live with it and also for those who support others through it.  It's really hard to define and describe it because it's a very individual thing. Everyone is touched by depression differently and it's impossible to portray every single way.

It's important that we reach out to those who need our support. 

When depression is hidden and ignored, it eventually takes over everything you are and everything you do. 
It demands your every thought. 

Asking for help doesn't make you weak. It makes you brave. 

There is no need to suffer in silence. There are so many ways you can get help and start the journey back to being you. 

Information and Support

If you think you may be depressed, it's important to seek help. Simply paying a visit to your GP could save you so much suffering.

If you also suspect that a family member or friend is depressed then don't be afraid to speak to them. It's vital for communication links to be made when you're feeling at your worst. To know there is someone who isn't afraid to speak about mental health there by your side is so reassuring.

We have no need to stigmatize mental health.
Mental illness isn't a cop out and it isn't a choice.
It will get better!

Thanks for reading
Loubee Lou

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