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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