World Mental Health Day 2018

I have missed updating my blog every day, but I’m also enjoying taking a step back so that I can read all the fantastic Blogtober posts.

I wasn’t going to post anything today as I am still catching up with comments. Then I thought perhaps I should have my say on the subject of WMHD.

When I started this blog I thought I would write lots about my mental health. However, I have decided not to share anything too personal, but instead to use writing as an aid to my recovery. The thought of being able to share anything in my little blog space is empowering, but also comes with a responsibility.

Therefore, while nodding in the direction of my depression and anxiety, I am actually trying to use this blog to forge an identity for myself, to absorb the sense of belonging you find in a good blogging community and to leave a legacy for my son. I want this to be a positive space. A creative space.

I also think there are bloggers out there who do a far better job of writing about mental health than me, so I am going to leave it to them. I will always help out by retweeting and sharing what I can.

Finally, there are two things I think are most important:

1) Be nice – always – because you never know what someone else is going through.

2) It is ok to not be ok – don’t be afraid to ask for help.

Thank you for reading, and I hope you’ve all had a good day


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  1. Ash says:

    Beautifully written! The advice you gave at the end is definitely words to live by! Be the love in the world you want to see!

  2. alisonw30 says:

    Lovely post and I love the advice ‘be nice always’. Sometimes it’s hard if the other person isn’t nice back, but you are right, you don’t know what they are going through x

  3. Paula |The Value of a Moment says:

    This is such a beautiful post, Marie! I’ve so enjoyed getting to know you, and I really admire you! 💕

  4. lonieshap says:

    So simple yet so touching. You are such a brave woman and you truly inspire me.

  5. You’re awesome Marie, I’m so glad we’ve connected through blogging! I love the honesty in this post, and totally agree with your two most important points. Sometimes I do wonder how things could have ended differently for many people if they had been told those things.

  6. Paula |The Value of a Moment says:

    What a beautiful post, Marie! It meant a lot to me, as I’m sure it will to everyone reading it. You are a beautiful light…keep shining! 💕💕

  7. Lavrax says:

    Such a wonderful post Marie. Your son will always have this to see what an aweosome, caring, badass momma he has! Your positivity is inspiring and I am so luck to have connected with you. Lots of love, Lavrax xxx

  8. Oh honey this is such a lovely post honestly I think you are super brave and an amazing person thank you so much for sharing this post xx

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